Deborah Tannen


In You’re the Only One I Can Tell, Tannen deconstructs the ways women friends talk and how those ways can bring friends closer or pull them apart. She uncovers the patterns of communication and miscommunication that affect friendships at different points in our lives


Dr. Deborah Tannen is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. Her previous book You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years. She appears frequently on national television and radio. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, USA Today and The Harvard Business Review.