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Deborah Tannen is professor of linguistics at Georgetown University
and author of many books about how language affects relationships.
Her book You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation was
on the New York Times best seller list for nearly four years,
including eight months as #1. It has been translated into 30
languages. Her last book, You're Wearing THAT? Mothers and Daughters
in Conversation was also a New York Times best seller. Her most
recent book, You Were Always Mom's Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation
Throughout Their Lives, was just published in paperback by Ballantine.