By Wendy Kaminer
"If a Nobel Prize have been presented for readability and sanity in an international long past mad, Wendy Kaminer will be on her option to Stockholm." -- Newsday
Anyone who is ever puzzled why speaking approximately dependancy has turn into so trendy, shuddered on listening to an "adult baby" examine his upbringing with the Holocaust, or felt that admitting one's powerlessness is a daunting prospect for a participatory democracy could be overjoyed via this bracingly outspoken and clever paintings of social criticism.
Whether she is infiltrating twelve-step conferences and codependency workshops or comparing the claims of professionals from Shirley MacLaine to M. Scott Peck, Wendy Kaminer deftly diagnoses a countrywide circulate (and multi-million-dollar undefined) with a robust tendency towards authoritarianism, a cult of victimhood, and a foul streak of covert religiosity.
Controversial, unique, and brilliantly reasoned, i am Dysfunctional, you are Dysfunctional adjustments the best way we expect approximately self-help -- and is helping us to imagine for ourselves.
"Explores...the ominous influence of all this institutionalized whining on our tradition and politics...an incisive and provocative argument." -- Washington Post
"Extremely witty...Ms. Kaminer has a true reward for honing her anger to an epigrammatic edge....We could make reliable use of [her] skepticism."
-- the recent York instances publication evaluation