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You Just Dont Understand


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Deborah Tannen is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her books include the New York Times bestsellers You Just Don't Understand, You're Wearing THAT?, Talking from 9 to 5, and You Were Always Mom's Favorite!. She has written for and been featured in numerous major newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Time.


Georgetown University linguistics professor Tannen asserts that misunderstandings between the sexes often arise because women like to connect emotionally in conversation while men prefer to impart knowlege. ``Tannen examines the functioning of argument and interruption, and convincingly supports her case for the existence of `genderlect,' '' said PW. Author tour. (June)

"[A] refreshing and readable account of the complexities of communication between men and women."--The New York Times Book Review
"A chatty, earnest and endearing book that promises here-and-now rewards."--Los Angeles Times
"People are telling Tannen that the book is saving their marriages."--Washington Post
"A novelist's ear for the way people speak with a rare power of original analysis."--Oliver Sacks
"Utterly fascinating. . . . A classic in the field."--San Francisco Chronicle

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