Talk is potent. It’s the principal everyday means through which we humans make things happen. It influences how we and others feel, think and behave. Sometimes its effect is vanishingly slight, while at others it is real but temporary, but sometimes its impact is profound and lasting. In this episode TalkWise podcast host Alan Robertson becomes the interviewee and reflects on some memorable conversations that had formative effects on him and his work during his own career.
That’s not what I meant by Deborah Tannen and any of her other books.
An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks (and any of his other books)