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Published on May 9, 2017
Deborah Tannen is a university professor and professor of linguistics at Georgetown, where she has been on the faculty since 1979. Outside academia, she is best known as the author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, which was on the New York Times best seller list for nearly four years, including eight months as No. 1, and has been translated into 31 languages. Her book Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work was a New York Times Business best seller. Her last two books, You Were Always Mom’s Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives and You're Wearing THAT?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, were also New York Times best sellers. She is a frequent guest on television and radio news and information shows, including The Colbert Report, 20/20, Good Morning America, The Today Show, PBS NewsHour, Charlie Rose, Oprah, Hardball, Nightline, and many shows on CNN and NPR such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, and Fresh Air. 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. You're The Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships, her 25th book, will be published May 2.