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You're the Only One I Can Tell - Inside the Language of Women's Friendships

Deborah Tannen

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This warm, wise exploration of female friendship from the #1 bestselling author of You Just Don't Understand will help women lean into these powerful relationships. Best friend, old friend, good friend, bff, college roommate, neighbor, workplace confidante: Women's friendships are a lifeline in times of trouble and a support system for daily life. A friend can be like a sister, daughter, mother, mentor, therapist, or confessor-or she can be all of these at once. She's seen you at your worst and celebrates you at your best. Figuring out what it means to be friends is, in the end, no less than figuring out how we connect to other people. In this illuminating and validating new book, #1 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Tannen deconstructs the ways women friends talk and how those ways can bring friends closer or pull them apart. From casual chatting to intimate confiding, from talking about problems to telling what you had for dinner, Tannen uncovers the patterns of communication and miscommunication that affect friendships at different points in our lives. She shows how even the best of friends-with the best intentions-can say the wrong thing, and how words can repair the damage done by words. Through Tannen's signature insight, humor, and ability to present pitch-perfect real-life dialogue, readers will see themselves and their friendships on every page. The book explains • the power of women friends who show empathy, give advice-or just listen • how women use talk to connect to friends-and to subtly compete • how "Fear of Being Left Out" and "Fear of Getting Kicked Out" can haunt women's friendships • how social media is reshaping communication and relationships Drawing on interviews with eighty women of diverse backgrounds, ranging in age from nine to ninety-seven, You're the Only One I Can Tell gets to the heart of women's friendships-how they work or fail, how they help or hurt, and how we can make them better. Advance praise for You're the Only One I Can Tell "[Deborah] Tannen addresses wo

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English

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11h 1m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:00


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:21


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:06


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:14


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:32


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:32


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:52


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:49


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:38