You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah TannenYou Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen

You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation

byDeborah Tannen

Paperback | February 6, 2007

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From the author of New York Times bestseller You're Wearing That? this bestselling classic work draws upon groundbreaking research by an acclaimed sociolinguist to show that women and men live in different worlds, made of different words.

Women and men live in different worlds...made of different words.

Spending nearly four years on the New York Times bestseller list, including eight months at number one, You Just Don't Understand is a true cultural and intellectual phenomenon. This is the book that brought gender differences in ways of speaking to the forefront of public awareness. With a rare combination of scientific insight and delightful, humorous writing, Tannen shows why women and men can walk away from the same conversation with completely different impressions of what was said.

Studded with lively and entertaining examples of real conversations, this book gives you the tools to understand what went wrong -- and to find a common language in which to strengthen relationships at work and at home. A classic in the field of interpersonal relations, this book will change forever the way you approach conversations.


Deborah Tannen is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her books include theNew York TimesbestsellersYou Just Don't Understand,You're Wearing THAT?,Talking from 9 to 5, andYou Were Always Mom's Favorite!. She has written for and been featured in numerous major newspapers and magazines, including theNew ...
Title:You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in ConversationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:February 6, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060959622

ISBN - 13:9780060959623

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from How men and women are different in their use of language (typically).... Good for the "typical" male and "typical" female, but stereotyped.... While I appreciate the work Tannen did in bringing narrative research to the mass market with the aim of helping people understand the different communication styles between the sexes (e.g. women want to talk about their problems and be supported, men want to solve problems), be aware that the men and women she describes are "typical". However, I think that the book is good for any relationship with someone you are trying to understand. i.e. what is their frame of reference, where are they coming from...., including your children.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I first heard about the author from my teacher who attended one of her workshops. Then I got this book just because I am interested in learning the relationship between man and women. It's an interesting book.
Date published: 2006-05-31

Editorial Reviews

“Utterly fascinating. . . . A classic in the field.”