That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships

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"Tannen combines a novelist's ear for the way people speak with a rare power of original analysis....Fascinating."
--Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and The Mind's Eye

In That's Not What I Meant , Deborah Tannen, renowned communication expert and author of the New York Times bestsellers You're Wearing THAT? and You Just Don't Understand, explores how conversational styles can make or break interpersonal relationships at home, at work, or at play. Fans of her books and the healthily curious reader interested in popular psychology, feminism, linguistics, or social sciences will be fascinated by Tannen's remarkable insights into unintentional conversational confusion. That's Not What I Meant is an essential guide to recognizing and adjusting what we say and how we are saying it in order to strengthen or save a relationship.

Author: Deborah Tannen
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Published: 07/05/2011
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.38lbs
Size: 8.07h x 5.37w x 0.56d
ISBN: 9780062062994

About the Author
Tannen, Deborah: -

Deborah Tannen is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her books include the New York Times bestsellers You Just Don't Understand, You're Wearing THAT?, Talking from 9 to 5, and You Were Always Mom's Favorite!. She has written for and been featured in numerous major newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Time.