Conversations with Authors - Deborah Tannen (Virtual Event)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Wed., November 18th • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

Deborah Tannen

in conversation with Amy Tan


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us throughout the week at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET for a new chat with a different author.

 

Deborah Tannen’s newest work, Finding My Father: His Century-Long Journey from World War I Warsaw and My Quest to Follow, traces her father’s life from turn-of-the-century Warsaw to New York City in an intimate memoir about family, memory, and the stories we tell.

Deborah is University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and author of many books and articles about how the language of everyday conversation affects relationships. She is best known as the author of New York Times bestseller You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. This is the book that brought gender differences in communication style to the forefront of public awareness. In addition to her eight books for general audiences, Deborah is author or editor of sixteen books and over one hundred articles for scholarly audiences. She is also a frequent guest on television and radio news and has been featured in and written for most major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, HuffPost, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, People, and The Harvard Business Review. She lives with her husband in the Washington, D.C., area.

Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club remains a classic examination of the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. Her other novels are The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Saving Fish from Drowning, and The Valley of Amazement, all New York Times bestsellers. She is also the author of two memoirs, The Opposite of Fate and Where the Past Begins, two children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, and numerous articles for magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, and National Geographic.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

 

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Finding My Father: His Century-Long Journey from World War I Warsaw and My Quest to Follow Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101885833
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 15th, 2020

A #1 New York Times bestselling author traces her father’s life from turn-of-the-century Warsaw to New York City in an intimate memoir about family, memory, and the stories we tell.

“An accomplished, clear-eyed, and affecting memoir about a man who is at once ordinary and extraordinary.”—Forward


You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060959623
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 6th, 2007

From the author of New York Times bestseller You're Wearing That? this bestselling classic work draws upon groundbreaking research by an acclaimed sociolinguist to show that women and men live in different worlds, made of different words.

Women and men live in different worlds...made of different words.


You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101885826
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 28th, 2018

This warm, wise exploration of female friendship from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Just Don’t Understand will help women lean into these powerful relationships.


You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812972665
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 26th, 2006

Deborah Tannen's #1 New York Times bestseller You Just Don’t Understand revolutionized communication between women and men. Now, in her most provocative and engaging book to date, she takes on what is potentially the most fraught and passionate connection of women’s lives: the mother-daughter relationship.


I Only Say This Because I Love You: Talking to Your Parents, Partner, Sibs, and Kids When You're All Adults Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345407528
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 28th, 2002

Why does talk in families so often go in circles, leaving us tied up in knots? In this illuminating book, Deborah Tannen, the linguist and and bestselling author of You Just Don't Understand and many other books, reveals why talking to family members is so often painful and problematic even when we're all adults.


The Argument Culture: Stopping America's War of Words Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345407511
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 9th, 1999

THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS LINGUIST OFFERS A COMPLETELY ORIGINAL ANALYSIS OF THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE--AND A REVOLUTIONARY LANGUAGE TO LIVE BY!


Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780380717835
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 18th, 2001

“Required reading…sharp and insightful…lively and straightforward…a novel and sometimes startling analysis of workplace dynamics.”—New York Times Book Review


That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062062994
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 5th, 2011

“Tannen combines a novelist’s ear for the way people speak with a rare power of original analysis....Fascinating.”
—Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and The Mind’s Eye


The Joy Luck Club: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143038092
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Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians


The Kitchen God's Wife: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143038108
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Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

"Remarkable...mesmerizing...compelling.... An entire world unfolds in Tolstoyan tide of event and detail....Give yourself over to the world Ms. Tan creates for you." —The New York Times Book Review


The Hundred Secret Senses: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
ISBN: 9780143119081
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2010

The "wisest and most captivating novel" (Boston Globe) from the author of the bestselling The Valley of Amazement and the new memoir Where the Past Begins


The Bonesetter's Daughter: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345457370
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2003

““As compelling as Tan’s first bestseller, The Joy Luck Club. . . No one writes about mothers and daughters with more empathy than Amy Tan.”
–The Philadelphia Inquirer

“[An] absorbing tale of the mother-daughter bond . . . this book sing[s] with emotion and insight.”
–People


Saving Fish from Drowning: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345464019
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 26th, 2006

“A rollicking, adventure-filled story . . . packed [with] the human capacity for love.”
–USA Today

“A superbly executed, good-hearted farce that is part romance and part mystery . . . With Tan’s many talents on display, it’s her idiosyncratic wit and sly observations . . . that make this book pure pleasure.”
–San Francisco Chronicle


The Valley of Amazement Cover Image
By Amy Tan
ISBN: 9780062107329
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ecco - July 15th, 2014

New York Times bestseller The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity--from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village


The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life Cover Image
By Amy Tan
ISBN: 9780142004890
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - September 28th, 2004

Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement and the new memoir, Where the Past Begins


Where the Past Begins: Memory and Imagination Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062319319
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Published: Ecco - October 30th, 2018

From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir about finding meaning in life through acts of creativity and imagination


The Moon Lady Cover Image
By Amy Tan, Gretchen Schields (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689806162
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - November 1st, 1995

A MAGICAL NIGHT WHEN SECRET WISHES CAN COME TRUE