Wendy Kaminer is the author of many books, including Free for All- Defending Liberty in America Today; I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional- The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions; and Sleeping with Extra-Terrestrials- The Rise of Irrationalism and Perils of Piety. She lives in Boston.
Kaminer . . . weighs in on her disillusionment with the ACLU after serving on the national board in post-9/11 America. . . . Her depiction of how group members not only follow the herd but also ostracize the 'troublemaker' is compelling, and her book is brave and informative.-- Publishers Weekly <br> Standing up to your political enemies is easy, fun, and often profitable. Taking public issue with your friends and allies on a matter of great principle is none of these, but it is a far more important service to others. I am enormously grateful to Wendy Kaminer for the intellectual integrity and moral courage this book represents. --Congressman Barney Frank <br> Witty, trenchant, devastating, Worst Instincts is a study of institutional decay, of how good organizations, blinded by the righteousness of their mission, do bad things. --Jack Beatty, author of Age of Betrayal and On Point n