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Deborah Tannen

Author; Professor, Linguistics, Georgetown University
Deborah Tannen is a New York Times best-selling author of more than 10 books, including You're Wearing THAT?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation; I Only Say This Because I Love You: Talking to Your Parents, Partner, Sibs, and Kids When You're All Adults; You Were Always Mom’s Favorite! Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives and You Just Don't Understand: Women & Men in Conversation, which spent an astounding four years on The New York Times best-seller list including eight months at number 1. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and previously a McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton, she also appears regularly on radio and television. Her entertaining and enlightening commentary about interpersonal communication has been featured on ”Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nightline, Today, The Colbert Report and in many other outlets.