'You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation'
Keywords:Mothers and Daughters communication, Family relationships, Conversation analysis
Book review of 'You’re Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation' by Deborah Tannen, published in 2006 by Ballantine Books, New York.
Deborah Tannen, as Michael Billig (2000: 129) noted in his review of her 1998 book 'The Argument Culture', has a particular knack for writing best-sellers that ‘can outstrip the celebrity biographies, cookery books and sex manuals that dominate the non-fiction book trade’. Indeed, Tannen’s latest addition to her oeuvre meant for popular consumption, 'You’re Wearing That?' a New York Times bestseller, is no different.