You Were Always Mom's Favorite!
Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
By Deborah Tannen
(Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781598879414, 7pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
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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."
She borrows your clothes. She knows your secrets. She drives you crazy. You can't live without her. Linguist Deborah Tannen interviewed 100 women (including her own big sisters) for her new book, You Were Always Mom's Favorite. More at NPR.org
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