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NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER
Conversations between sisters reveal a deep and constant tug between two dynamics—an impulse toward closeness and an impulse toward competition. It takes just a word from your sister to start you laughing, or to summon up a past you both share. But it also takes just a word to send you into an emotional tailspin. For many women, a sister is both a devoted friend and a fierce rival.
Wise and witty, You Were Always Mom’s Favorite! will leave you with a profound new understanding of the unique and precious sister bond, as well as provide practical advice that will open up communication, dispel tensions, and make a vital connection even stronger, deeper, and more resilient.
“Siblings will jump on this book to read about pigeonholing . . . power dynamics . . . and the coded messages, fond or furious, that only the person who knows you best will understand.”-O: The Oprah Magazine
“If you have a sister, you will probably recognize every detail and laugh or cry.”-The Daily Beast
“Tannen’s very talented ear allows her to see inside our most intense relationships using the windows of our words.”-Baltimore Sun
“Love/hate doesn’t begin to describe the elation and heartbreak, the humor and perplexed contradictions revealed in this delightful book when sisters speak of and to each other.”-The Philadelphia Inquirer
|Sisters in Lifelong Conversation||p. 7|
|"We're Close but We're Different": Compare and Contrast||p. 32|
|Looking Up and Talking Down: Competition and the Array of Age||p. 57|
|Whose Side Are You On?: Understanding Alignment||p. 80|
|"I'll Be the Princess, You Be the Frog": Younger Sister: The View from the Frog||p. 105|
|Gateway to the World: Older Sister: The View from the Gate||p. 128|
|It's All Talk: Sisterspeak and Genderlect||p. 156|
|Sisterness: The Good, the Bad, and How to Get More of the Lovely||p. 180|
|Author's Note||p. 213|
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