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I Only Say This Because I Love You: Talking to Your Parents, Partner, Sibs, and Kids When You're All Adultsby Deborah Tannen
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The acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestseller You Just Don't Understand, Deborah Tannen, illuminates "the language of everyday conversation" -- this time for family members.
Why do grown women feel constantly criticized by their mothers, while mothers feel they can't open their mouths around their grown daughters? Why do we feel like kids again when we visit our parents, and leave family reunions feeling left out or subtly put down? No matter who is expressing themselves, talking to family members can yield both comfort and pain. In this eye-opening book, Deborah Tannen turns her attention to understanding the talk within families. Uncovering hidden meanings, opening lines of communication, dealing with family secrets — it's all here, presented in Tannen's clear and entertaining trademark style.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -323) and index.
The acclaimed author of the bestselling "You Just Don't Understand" illuminates "the language of everyday conversation"--this time for family members.
About the Author
Deborah Tannen is the author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years, including eight months at number one, and has been translated into twenty-six languages. Among her many books are The Argument Culture, Talking from 9 to 5, and That's Not What I Meant! A linguistics professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., she is a frequent guest on such radio and television shows as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, Good Morning America, CNN's TalkBack Live, and NPR's All Things Considered.
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