Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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I've really enjoyed this author's previous books -- and now she tackles sisters! I've got four of them, so this is a must read for me!

Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
by Deborah Tannen

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Pub. Date: September 08, 2009
Sales Rank: 103,698


“I love her to death. I can’t imagine life without her,” a woman says about her sister. Another remarks, “I don’t want anyone to kill my sister because I want to have that privilege myself.” With these two comments, begins this eye-opening and entertaining new book.

New York Times bestselling author Deborah Tannen is renowned for illuminating the way we communicate–and revolutionizing relationships in the process. What she did for women and men in You Just Don’t Understand, and mothers and daughters in You’re Wearing THAT?, she now does for sisters in a groundbreaking book that explores one of the most powerful and perplexing relationships in our lives.

Conversations between sisters reveal a deep and constant tug between two dynamics–an impulse towards closeness and an impulse towards competition, as sisters are continually compared to each other. When you’re with her, you laugh your head off, and can giggle and be silly like when you were kids. But she also might be the one person who can send you into a tailspin with just one wrong word. For many women, a sister is both.

With a witty and wise voice, Tannen shares insights and anecdotes from well over a hundred women she interviewed, along with moving and funny recollections of her own two sisters. You’ll come away with a profound new understanding, as well as effective techniques to improve and accessible solutions for problems in this unique and precious relationship.

About the Author (from Barnes & Noble):

Ever since she published her breakthrough book, You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, Deborah Tannen has established herself as a foremost expert on the art of communication throughout the world. With the publication of You’re Wearing That?, Tannen takes on one of the most complex relationships in the family structure.

Click here to read the Barnes & Noble Feature Interview with Deborah Tannen.

Click here to visit the author's official website at Georgetown University.


Sheila (bookjourney) said...

This look s like a fun read. :)

bermudaonion said...

I only have one sister, but the book still looks interesting to me!

Unknown said...

Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand is and excellent book. Highly recommended. I have not read anything else by her, will have to check this one out. I have two sisters and its amazing the things they say.....