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May 26, 1991

YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen Ph.D. (Ballantine: $10). When you talk to your mate, do you ever get that feeling that you are speaking to a person from another planet? In this best seller, sociolinguist Tannen explains why this is and what you can do about it.

LIFE 101: Everything We Wish We Had Learned About Life in School by John Roger and Peter McWilliams (Prelude: $5.99). What you did not learn in kindergarten or from your cat might possibly be in here.

THE UNOFFICIAL U.S. CENSUS: What the U.S. Census Doesn't Tell You by Tom Heymann (Fawcett Columbine: $8). Most insomniacs watch TV to get to sleep; most people's biggest fear is snakes; and at least 1,660,000 Americans were involved in extramarital affairs--but you knew that, didn't you?

LEADERSHIP SECRETS OF ATTILA THE HUN by Wess Roberts Ph.D. (Warner: $8.95). Fifth-Century bully's warfare tactics are converted into management techniques.


"G" IS FOR GUMSHOE by Sue Grafton (Fawcett Crest: $5.95). Fresh on the heels of the latest in the alphabet series, this book finds P.I. Kinsey Milhone herself in need of a P. I.

CLOVER by Dori Sanders (Fawcett Columbine: $8). Ten-year-old black South Carolina girl adjusts to being reared by a white stepmother.

HELP WANTED: Orphans Preferred by Earl W. Emerson (Avon: $3.95). Wearing the dual hats of fire chief and acting sheriff is about to wear Mac Fontana out as he investigates murders in the fire station.

IMPULSE by Catherine Coulter (Onyx: $5.99). Journalist Raffaella Holland's skills are tested when she tries to establish a connection between her mother's near-fatal accident and a roguish father she never knew.

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