Maybe You Should Talk to Someone | Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist who spends her career trying to help patients with all sorts of problems. The couches are turned when her long-time boyfriend suddenly informs her that he doesn’t want to be in a relationship with someone who has kids. Gottlieb has a 10 year old son that her boyfriend had spoken of adopting at one point; this breakup comes out of nowhere. So does her reaction; she falls to pieces. After trying to maintain her calm exterior and failing, she comes to the conclusion that she needs to go to a therapist. From her own viewpoint, presented side by side with her patients and their situations, Gottlieb does a bang-up job of articulating how therapeutic getting help can be, which changes her overall outlook on her patients, their lives, and her own life. It is one of the best nonfiction books I have read in years.

Georgette Coan is the manager of Barbara's Bookstore at Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, IL. She began working for Barbara's in 2010. Her favorite book is "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell. "I read this when I was twelve years old and it has stayed with me all these years. Such an epic portrayal of the Civil War and Reconstruction, not to mention the romance between the fiery Scarlett O'Hara and the swashbuckling Rhett Butler. "I have to admit; this may have been responsible for my love of all things history." People still buy paper books because they still long for the feel of a physical volume in their hands, actual books on their bookshelves at home, a way to have an actual library (you can't wrap an E-reader!) to pass onto their families. Books harken back to a more nostalgic era. This new technology isn't for everyone; physical copies of books still offer another choice to those who don't care for the newfangled technology known as E-books and E-readers."