Class will discuss Lori Gottlieb's memoir, a New York Times 2019 bestseller that is now being developed into a television series. Author Lori Gottlieb, known for her "Dear Therapist" column for the Atlantic, is a forty-something journalist, former television writer, single mother, and psychotherapist struggling with a personal crisis that lands her on the other side of a therapist’s couch — and in the care of a quirky, talented psychologist she calls Wendell. As she explores her problems with Wendell, she continues to help the patients in her own Los Angeles practice, including a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a depressed senior citizen estranged from her children, a newlywed contending with cancer, and a young woman who keeps hooking up with the wrong guys. Along the way, she discovers that the demons and dilemmas her patients face are the same ones that she (and so many of us) struggle with over the course of our lives. With wisdom, humor, and compassion, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves as we walk the line between love and desire, vitality and sadness, guilt and redemption, fear and courage, hope and change. The memoir combines refreshingly candid, personal stories with broadly relevant insights about human flourishing, connection, and meaning. Share your thoughts, opinions, and experiences with other passionate readers in a relaxed, informal setting.