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Monday Night Book Group

January 23, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Mt. Pleasant Library – Main Level 2

Monday Night Book Group

About the group

Join us on the third Monday of every month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm to discuss the book of the month (meetings will be rescheduled in the event of holidays). For readers who enjoy exploring a wide variety of non fiction titles. Copies of the book will be available for patrons at the library. This month we are reading and discussing Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottleib. This is the perfect book to read for the New Year!

Didn’t like the book or didn’t read it? Still join us to take part in the conversation and to learn about next month’s meeting! View a sneak-peak of our up-coming meeting dates, below.

Register here.

Do you have books you have been meaning to read? Recommend them to the group! Click on the link below to recommend your titles and we can discuss them at the next meeting!

Book Recommendation Form

About this month’s selection

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world — where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients’ lives — a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can’t stop hooking up with the wrong guys — she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.

With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

(Subject to change)

January 23, 2023

February 27, 2023

March 20, 2023

April 17, 2023



January 23, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Mt. Pleasant Library – Main Level 2
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Providence, RI 02908 United States
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(401) 272-0106