His and Hers: A Gender-Informed Guide to Friendship

How friends talk to each other can either bring them closer or pull them apart. From chatting and teasing to confiding, arguing, and ghosting, what are the patterns of communication and miscommunication that affect friendships at different stages of our lives? Deborah Tannen, author of the New York Times best-seller You Just Don’t Understand, and most recently You’re the Only One I Can Tell, explores how women’s and men’s friendships compare, and how differences between them can complicate our conversations — and our relationships.

Speakers: Deborah Tannen
Festival: 2018

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