“Siblings will jump on this book to read about pigeonholing . . . power dynamics . . . and the coded messages, fond or furious, that only the person who knows you best will understand.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“If you have a sister, you will probably recognize every detail and laugh or cry.”
—The Daily Beast
“Tannen’s very talented ear allows her to see inside our most intense relationships using the windows of our words.”
“Love/hate doesn’t begin to describe the elation and heartbreak, the humor and perplexed contradictions revealed in this delightful book when sisters speak of and to each other.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don’t Understand
, which was on the New York Times
bestseller list for nearly four years including eight months as #1; the ten-week New York Times
bestseller 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,
which won the Books for a Better Life Award; Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work; That’s Not What I Meant!
; and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she has written for and been featured in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Time
, and Newsweek
. She appears frequently on TV and radio, including such shows as 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Colbert Report, Nightline, Today, Good Morning America
, and NPR’s Morning Edition
and All Things Considered
. She is university professor and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, and has been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University. She lives with her husband in the Washington, D.C., area.