YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE I CAN TELL: INSIDE THE LANGUAGE OF WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIPS

just published may 2017

READ THE NEWEST NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE BASED ON THE BOOK HERE

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“A book about friendship that is also interested in the miscommunication that can so complicate it . . . The language, in this book about language, is saturated with concepts that apply equally well to romance in its more traditional forms. The language, too, celebrates friendship in its frustrations and its rewards and, above all, its wonderful complexity. It is promoting friendship from a supporting character into a starring role. . . . The loves that the linguist explores in her romantically named book are not merely ones that comfort and sustain women until, one day, the real thing comes along. They are the real thing.”—The Atlantic            

LISTEN TO RADIO INTERVIEWS ABOUT THE BOOK

NPR's 1A "A Little More Conversation: How Women Talk to Each Other"

NPR's WBR The Joy Cardin Show "Understanding the Language of Girl Talk"

WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show "Deborah Tannen on Female Friendships"

READ ARTICLES BASED ON THE BOOK

The New York Times, "My Mother Speaks Through Me"

The Washington Post, "Women Friends Like to Handle Conflicts by talking them out. But does it work?"

Time.com, "Why Friends Ghost on Even Their Closest Pals" 

New York Magazine, "A Linguist Breaks Down What We Really Mean When We Call Our Friends 'Close'"

The Atlantic, "The (Sometimes Unintentional) Subtext of Digital Conversations"

The New York Times, "Women's Friendships, in Sickness and in     Health"

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TIME's Motto, "The Truth About How Much Women Talk -- And Whether Men Really Listen" (June 28, 2017)

The Washington Post, "It's not just Trump's message that matters. There's also his metamessage" (June 9, 2017)

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