New York Times Magazine staff writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner talks with bestselling author, The Atlantic’s “Dear Therapist” columnist, and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb about her surprising new book that takes us behind-the-scenes of a therapist’s world and into our own mysterious lives.
Lori will discuss her intimate journey to uncover her own blind spots as a patient, and dive into the revelations uncovered with her own patients, including a self-absorbed Hollywood producer; a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness; and a senior citizen grappling with the significant mistakes she made in raising her now-grown children. Along the way, Gottlieb examines the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between desire and need, emptiness and meaning, guilt and redemption, loneliness and love. “Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing,” says Katie Couric.
A book signing follows the event.