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A Cup of Jo Book Club! Who’s In?

Maya Angelou reading

Many readers over the years have asked for a Cup of Jo book club, and now seems like the perfect time! Would you like to join? Our first book is…

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.

maybe you should talk to someone by lori gottlieb

In her funny, gripping memoir, Gottlieb reveals what it’s really like to be a therapist. She talks to her patients — including a brash Hollywood producer and a young newlywed with cancer — and shares the fascinating techniques she uses. Meanwhile, out of her office, she’s going through a bad breakup and seeking help from a therapist herself. The book is thought-provoking, hilarious and completely absorbing.

Have you read it? Or would you like to? We’ll chat about it on Cup of Jo on Tuesday, April 14th (four weeks from now). Please comment below if you’re on board! We’d love to have you. xoxo

(Top photo of Maya Angelou.)

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  1. Louise says...

    I’m in!

  2. Vivian says...

    I’m in!

  3. Just finished – I’m in!

  4. Marie says...

    Sounds fun!

  5. Liberty says...

    I am interested!

  6. Lise Honore says...

    Would love to!

  7. Kayla Koep says...

    I’m in! Started reading and was soooo hooked. :)

  8. Kristen Cortes says...

    This is perfect! I was looking for my next book. I’m in!

  9. Claudia says...

    Count me in ! :)

  10. Dana says...

    Late to the party but so in!

  11. Kate Holman says...

    In! For any Brooklyn friends (or anyone, really!), Books are Magic has the book in stock and will ship :)

  12. Mallory says...

    In! And halfway through the book.

    • Sarah says...

      I’m in! I’m on part three and can’t wait to hear from everyone!

  13. Kelly says...

    I’m super in! Coincidentally I am already reading this book. It’s a sign :)

  14. Sana Nilsson says...

    I’m in as well. My first ever book club!

  15. Joann Brown says...

    Count me in! and thank you

  16. Michelle says...

    Definitely in! x

  17. Jessica says...

    So funny, I am just seeing this post now and would have been all over this! A COJ book club seems like a dream. And ironically enough I just finished this book a week ago! It had been on my TBR pile for months and I finally got around to it during #Quarantine. Can’t wait!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      so glad!!!

  18. Jessica says...

    I just purchased the book! Looking forward to it

  19. Claire Walker says...

    So in!!!

  20. Ama says...

    I’m in!

  21. Ruth Rahadiyan says...

    I am In :)

  22. Jo says...

    I’m in!

  23. Santa says...

    I’ m in! I have always wanted to be in a book club! Greetings from Latvia!

  24. anne says...

    I’d love to join! Catching up on weeks of Cup of Jo now… I think I still have time to read : )

  25. Jamie Patton says...

    I’m in!

  26. Heather says...

    Yes, I’d love to join! I read this and loved it. So many parts have stuck with me and I thought it was really refreshing to read such a transparent book from a therapist’s perspective.

  27. J says...

    Just finished the book! Can’t wait for the book club!

  28. janine says...

    i am in!

  29. Suki J. says...

    I’m in! Hope this will be the first of many, many great book discussions – for years to come!

  30. Lisa says...

    I’m in :) Have been wanting to join a book club for ever.
    Already downloaded the book on my Kindle and can’t wait to start reading on the weekend.
    Sending love from Germany

  31. Margaret says...

    I’m in!

  32. Claudia lazo says...

    Yes! I need something to keep me sane!

  33. Kate the Great says...

    I just got the book, and I’m in!

  34. Ashley says...

    I have FINALLY gotten back into books again after having my 2nd baby. I read through “Circe” by Madeline Miller and I have ravenously finished about 2 books a week since then. I am SO IN!

  35. Gabi says...

    I AM SO IN FOR THIS!
    I read this book months ago and deal it out in mass recommendations to everyone. SO excited.

  36. Jolee says...

    I’ve read this one, but would love to join. I’ll review the book again to prep for the discussion. :)

  37. Laurie G says...

    I’m in!

  38. Elizabeth says...

    Yes, I’m in!

  39. AE says...

    I’m In

  40. Rona says...

    I am on board! Started reading the book last night and so far really enjoying it :)

  41. Beth Brown says...

    I would like to participate :)

  42. Eszter K says...

    Oh my, finally! I am sooo in :)

  43. Malia says...

    Next time, could you do something in paperback, please? My wallet thanks you!

  44. Sarah says...

    YES! Count me in!

  45. Elisa says...

    I’m in!!

  46. Heidi says...

    Just purchased the book. Looking forward to hearing people’s thoughts about it and sharing with the community.

  47. Karen says...

    I am going to try!

  48. Just what I need! :) Happy to join all you lovely folks in the Cup of Jo bookclub!

  49. Morgan Lynch says...

    Count me in!

  50. annie lebherz says...

    On board!

  51. Hana Friborg says...

    In! Loved the book.

  52. Deb says...

    I’m in! Checked it out from the library right before it closed.

  53. SP says...

    I’m in!

  54. Raphaela Gold says...

    So in!

  55. Jamie Shawyer says...

    I’m in!

  56. Gwendolyn Bailey says...

    I’ll join :-)

  57. Cari says...

    I’m in! Great idea!

  58. Carlie Cattanea says...

    Can’t wait!

  59. Marniep says...

    Perfect! Count me in

  60. Morgan Turner says...

    Wahoo! In!

  61. Lauren McCarthy says...

    I am in! I just ordered the book to be shipped to my house from BookPeople, our local book store here in Austin. I am sure they are hurting with COVID and no shoppers. Support local! Yes it may cost more than amazon, but so worth it.

  62. Rene says...

    I am in….so excited!

  63. Camille Stohlgren says...

    Yep!

  64. Ally Thorndike says...

    I’m in!

  65. Tiffany says...

    I am in! And I have this book on my shelf already, just haven’t read it yet!

  66. Samantha says...

    in!

  67. Maddy says...

    I’m in! Sending love from Portland, Oregon.

  68. Michelle says...

    Great book! Looking forward to it!

  69. Laurel says...

    I’m in!

  70. I’m here for the book club! Lovely idea<3

  71. Molly says...

    In! I just picked it up at my local book shop (paid $30 rather than $20 on Amazon but would rather support my local shops) & started last night. Interesting read!

  72. Allie says...

    Yes!!

  73. Kathleen says...

    Someone JUST recommended this book to me. I’m in!

  74. Laura says...

    I‘m in! German member of the bookclub!

  75. Kate says...

    I’m in!

  76. Jess says...

    Love this idea. Please feature some YA titles! This category needs some love! Here are a few recent favs that are considered crossover (YA to adult) reads:
    MOST LIKELY by Sarah Watson (creator of The Bold Type). It’s about four female friends and one of them becomes President, but you don’t know who ’til the end!
    A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER by Holly Jackson. This is a fast-paced mystery remindful of the podcast Serial.
    THEY WISH THEY WERE US by Jessica Goodman (out 8/4). A slick thriller best described at Gossip Girl meets The Secret History.

  77. Lindsay says...

    YES!!!

  78. Alex says...

    Yayyy! I just so happen to already be halfway through this (and am really enjoying it!) Looking forward to discussing it together, all the way from Sydney, Australia :)

  79. Nicole B. says...

    This is on my TBR and I just bumped it up. I’m in!

  80. Maggie says...

    Yes please!!

  81. Peggy says...

    First time in a book club. See what this virus is doing? Bringing people together in new ways!

  82. Amy Corbett says...

    Yes!! I’m so reading this now-this will keep me accountable! :)

  83. Katie says...

    What a great idea! And I coincidentally just finished this book today!

  84. Julia says...

    I’m in!

  85. Jen says...

    Love this, I’m in!

  86. Gi says...

    Yes!!

  87. Kelli says...

    I’m in!

  88. Danae says...

    Yes! I love this idea so much!

  89. Moo Vieux says...

    I’m in too!!

  90. What a great one to start with! I’m in!

  91. Kate says...

    Count me in!

  92. Heather says...

    Would love to join in! Will start reading!

  93. Amy says...

    I’m in! Perfect time for a book club.

  94. Catherine Walker says...

    I’m in ( live in San Francisco)
    Cathy

  95. Michelle says...

    I’ll be there! Im half reading it right now (the nonfiction to my fiction read, Bel Canto)

  96. Beth B. says...

    Adding this to my list! And I also just adore that picture of Maya Angelou. Beautiful and I’ve really enjoyed her writing!

  97. Lauren says...

    I’m looking forward to discussing the book

  98. Jennifer says...

    I’m in! Thank you!

  99. Marit says...

    Great book! Cant wait :)

  100. Kimberly Greenlee says...

    I’m in!

  101. Elle says...

    I’m in!

  102. Holiday says...

    I’m in! ☺️

  103. rachel says...

    Yes!!!

  104. Sarah says...

    I’m in

  105. Kati says...

    I’m a little late but hoping to join if I can get my hands on a copy!

  106. Caroline says...

    Yes please!

  107. Ingrid says...

    Count me in! I’ve read it and really needed it right then.

  108. Yes! Currently listening to it on Audible (I hope that counts!).

  109. Cadence says...

    I’m in! Amazing choice it’s next on my list!

  110. Jocelyne Abrego says...

    I’m in!

  111. Lanette says...

    I have read it! I also have recommended it to several of my friends.

  112. Debbie Dobbins says...

    Count me in!

  113. Maddie Larkin says...

    I’m in ☺️

  114. liz says...

    I’m in

  115. Nicole says...

    Woo hoo! So in!

  116. Gemma says...

    I’m in! :D

  117. Allie says...

    I’m in too!

  118. Pavithra says...

    Same here!

  119. Irena says...

    I am in!

  120. Teresa says...

    yes please!

  121. Andrea says...

    I’d love to join if I’m not too late ❤️

  122. Kat says...

    I’m in!

  123. Cora says...

    Yes please, count me in!

  124. Diane says...

    I’m in!

    This is a great great book!

  125. Kaisa says...

    I am in :)

  126. Esther says...

    so excited for this!

  127. gayle says...

    me too, our book club, 20 years old, is skipping this month due to covid-19

  128. Carrie says...

    I am so in! (I saw a comment from a different poster named Carrie that said exactly the same thing, and i had a moment where i stopped and wondered….is that me? Did Drunk Me already sign up for this book club? But then i noticed it was posted at 3:20pm and not late at night, so Drunk Me is off the hook.)

    • Jen says...

      This is the best.

  129. Tara says...

    I’m in! I started reading before seeing this post, but you are spot it- it is completely absorbing.

  130. Genevieve Estilo says...

    Would love to join!

  131. Jamy says...

    I’m in.

  132. Tori L. says...

    I’m in! And I can volunteer zoom bandwidth if needed.

  133. Cristina Buckley says...

    This book is great! Enjoy!

  134. Lauren says...

    The audiobook is great! Started it a couple weeks ago and it’s been great to run outside to lately.

  135. Carrie says...

    I am so in!!

  136. Hannah says...

    I’m in! Ordering the book and SO very excited for this. Will there be virtual hangouts to discuss as well?! I’d gladly volunteer my zoom link and help organizing!

  137. Ashley says...

    Yes please!

  138. erin says...

    Count me there.

  139. Sarah says...

    Love this idea and just got the book! As someone with a vision impairment, I appreciate the Cup of Jo team choosing a title with an audio option. :)

  140. Erin says...

    I am in too! From Amsterdam, NL………

    • Erin says...

      Another Erin from Amsterdam who’d love to join!

  141. Chelsea Wilson says...

    YESSSS.
    So here for this.

  142. Rebecca says...

    Just ordered this from my local bookstore (officially closed but doing curbside orders). What a lovely pick me up, supporting a small business I love dearly, getting to enjoy a new book, and looking forward to talking about it with the most thoughtful corner of the internet. I’ve loved Cup of Jo for years, but now it feels like an absolute oasis. Thanks for this place.

  143. Libby says...

    I’m in!

  144. Martha L. says...

    Count me in!

  145. Diana says...

    What a gift! So grateful for this community in this isolated time.