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Deborah Tannen

university professor and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University

Deborah Tannen is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and author of many books and articles about how the language of everyday conversation affects relationships. 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. Her newest book *You Were Always Mom's Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives*, which was released in September, became a New York Times best seller and has been nominated for a Books for a Better Life Award. Deborah Tannen has appeared on many television and radio news and information shows, including *The Colbert Report*, *20/20*, *Good Morning America*, *Charlie Rose*, *Oprah*, *All Things Considered*, *The Diane Rehm Show*, and *Fresh Air*. She has been featured in and written for *The New York Times*, *Newsweek*, *Time*, *USA Today*, *People*, the *Washington Post*, and *The Harvard Business Review*. The recipient of five honorary doctorates, Tannen is a member of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation Board of Directors.