Finding My Father

Finding My Father is Deborah Tannen’s account of her father’s extraordinary life and her search for the truth behind his family, his work and his marriage.

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Review of ‘Finding My Father’

Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, is an expert on how we use words to both reveal and hide ourselves from the people who mean the most to us. Her work grows from a love of words that came from her father, Eli Tannen. While her mother, Dorothy, was difficult and often manipulative,…

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