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When I wrote You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, I didn't know that what everyone would respond to most strongly is the question, Why don't men like to stop and ask for directions? (Before the book was published, no one talked about this gender difference; as a result of the book, it is now the ubiquitous subject of jokes, cartoons, skits, greeting cards, and casual conversations.)

The answer to this question will be revealed in the lectures that follow, as it captures the essence of what this course will address: the patterns that tend to distinguish how men and women use language in their everyday lives, and the consequences of these differences (as well as similarities) for conversations and relationships between women and men.

My goal in this series, in addition to illuminating the patterns of women's and men's uses of language, is to enhance understanding of how language works in everyday life. I am told by students who have taken my courses that this understanding helps them in their everyday lives, as every aspect of our lives involves talking to people of the other sex - in our personal relationships, our families, at work, and in trying to get just about anything done. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 4/19/2011

    " I have never read Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus but I cannot help but think this book may be similar. The book is wonderful and will go a long way in helping me to communicate more effectively and think more compassionately in terms of both genders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Viraj | 2/27/2011

    " EXCELLENT audiobook. Worth listening to a few times. Recommended. I would also listen to it with my other half. This is not a book to summarize but to listen to in full. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 3/19/2009

    " Very good. Great info about the different styles and nuances that exist between men and women's communication. Understanding them can lead to recognizing them which can then help to bridge that gap that may be occurring. Very useful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/21/2009

    " As advertised, you'll learn a bevy of information on male/female communication and the lack thereof. I think for even more learning I'll need to read and discuss the author's books with my wife. "

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About the Author
Author Deborah Tannen

Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don’t Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years; the New York Times bestseller on mother-daughter communication You’re Wearing THAT?; I Only Say This Because I Love You; and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she appears frequently on national television and radio. The youngest of three sisters, she lives with her husband in the Washington, DC, area.