You Were Always Mom's Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives

Version: Unabridged
Author: Deborah Tannen
Narrator: Deborah Tannen
Genres: Marriage & Family
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Published In: September 2009
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 45 minutes
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Overview

Dr. Deborah Tannen, New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster hits You Just Don't Understand and You're Wearing THAT? delivers the last word on sisters.Communications expert Dr. Deborah Tannen turns her witty and wise eye to sisters as she shares insights, anecdotes, and practical solutions to help us understand the special gifts and strains of sister relationships.Sisters can be mirrors in which we see ourselves, yardsticks by which we measure our lives-or everything we can't be, because she got there first. Sisters are inevitably in competition, even as they are fellow travelers on the same road. And how sisters communication-"Sisterspeak"-can be straight talk, close and supportive, or talk that keeps you in your place.In You Were Always Mom's Favorite, Tannen helps sisters everywhere translate "Sisterspeak" to navigate one of the most powerful and precious human relationships.

Author Details

Author Details

Tannen, Deborah

"Deborah Tannen is best known as the author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on The New York Times Best Seller list for nearly four years, including eight months as No. 1. It was also on best seller lists in Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, and Hong Kong. This is the book that brought gender differences in communication style to the forefront of public awareness. Her book Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work , a New York Times Business Best Seller, does for the workplace what the earlier book did for women and men talking at home. She has also made a training video, Talking 9 to 5. Her book, The Argument Culture, received the Common Ground Book Award. Her new book, I Only Say This Because I Love You: Talking to Your Parents, Partner, Sibs, and Kids When You're All Adults, received a Books for a Better Life Award.

Deborah Tannen is a frequent guest on television and radio news and information shows. The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, 20/20, 48 Hours, CBS News, ABC World News Tonight, Oprah, Good Morning America, CNN, Larry King, Hardball, and NPR are among the major television and radio shows on which Dr. Tannen has appeared. She has been featured in and written for most major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, People, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.

Dr. Tannen has lectured all over the world. Her audiences have included corporations such as Corning, Chevron, Motorola, Rolm (Siemens), McKinsey and Co., and Delta, as well as the Board of Trustees of The Wharton School and a gathering of United States senators and their spouses. Combining the results of years of research and observation with videotaped real-life footage of office interaction, Dr. Tannen gives her audiences a new framework for understanding what happens in conversations both in the workplace and at home.

In addition to her linguistic research and writing, Dr. Tannen has published poetry, short stories, and personal essays. Her first play, ""An Act of Devotion,"" is included in The Best American Short Plays: 1993-1994. It was produced, together with her play ""Sisters,"" by Horizons Theater in Arlington, Virginia in 1995.

Deborah Tannen is on the linguistics department faculty at Georgetown University, where she is one of only two in the College of Arts and Sciences who hold the distinguished rank of University Professor. She has been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University, and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California, following a term in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. She has published nineteen books and nearly 100 articles and is the recipient of five honorary doctorates. "