Deborah Tannen is the author of 'You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation,' which was on the New York Times best-seller list for nearly four years. Specializing in explaining how conversational style - how you say what you mean - can make or break relationships, she has examined conversations between men and women, mothers and daughters, co-workers, lovers, and siblings Her insights aim to help all of us understand what is really going and provide ways to make things better. Her many books include You Were Always Mom's Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives, You're Wearing THAT?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation. Tannen is university professor at Georgetown University and has authored many scholarly books and articles as well as plays, poems, short stories and personal essays.
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