Best-selling author Deborah Tannen turns her witty and wise eye to sisters as she shares insights, anecdotes, and practical solutions to help us understand the special gifts and strains of sister relationships. Sisters can be mirrors in which we see ourselves, yardsticks by which we measure our lives, or—in the case of older sisters—everything we can’t be, because they got there first. Sisterspeak can be straight talk, close and supportive, or talk that keeps you in your place. Tannen notes that although sisters are inevitably in competition, even as they are fellow travelers on the same road, theirs is one of the most powerful and precious human relationships. Tannen, a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, is the author of You Just Don’t Understand, I Only Say This Because I Love You and You Were Always Mom’s Favorite (Random House), which is available for sale and signing after the program. (karenharris)
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