By The Wiz
If you are a mother of daughters, or if you are a daughter of a mother, then you need to read this book. You’re Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation by Deborah Tannen. I swear it should be required reading, but I am a communication geek, so this felt like being back in one of my classes again (in a good way).
Could you and your mother EVER agree on what was cute in the store and what wasn’t? We never could.
Was your mother constantly telling you to suck in your stomach, or stop eating certain foods? Was she always obsessing over her own weight? It happens constantly, I tell you.
Is any of this repeating itself as your daughters grow??Hmmm?? Be honest, you know it is.
It’s an easy read, it’s funny, and it explains a lot. I might be a tad biased, though, since I loved You Just Don’t Understand, it was the first communication book I read, and so I am already a committed Deborah Tannen fan.
In other news, my daughter informed me the “correct” version of Little Miss Muffet. I now must educate you all:
Little Miss Muffet, sat on her tuffet, eating her courage away. Along came a spider, and sat down beside her, and frightened Miss Muffet away.
Now you know the rest of the story.
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