YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE I CAN TELL: INSIDE THE LANGUAGE OF WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIPS
named one of washington post's 50 notable works of nonfiction in 2017
published may 2017
“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
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"