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Deborah Tannen has established herself as an expert on the art of communication. In You’re Wearing That?, she takes on the relationship between moms and daughters. When recalling a comment from her own mother that rubbed her the wrong way, Tannen cuts her some slack, reflecting, "I think she was just trying to understand a life that was so different from any she could have imagined for herself."