Thats Not What I Meant How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships by Deborah Tannen
9780062062994 â€œTannen combines a novelistâ€™s ear for the way people speak with a rare power of original analysis....Fascinating.â€ â€”Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and The Mindâ€™s Eye In Thatâ€™s Not What I Meant!, Deborah Tannen, renowned communication expert and author of the New York Times bestsellers Youâ€™re Wearing THAT? and You Just Donâ€™t Understand, explores how conversational styles can make or break interpersonal relationships at home, at work, or at play. Fans of her books and the healthily curious reader interested in popular psychology, feminism, linguistics, or social sciences will be fascinated by Tannenâ€™s remarkable insights into unintentional conversational confusion.Â Thatâ€™s Not What I Meant! is an essential guide to recognizing and adjusting what we say and how we are saying it in order to strengthen or save a relationship.