The Worst Thing We've Ever Done: One Juror's Reckoning with Racial Injustice

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She Writes Press
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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Carol Menaker is a writer living in the Sierra Foothills in Northern California, where she retired after a forty-plus-year career writing and managing communications for universities and nonprofits. She was raised in a Jewish family in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in theatre arts/acting from Pennsylvania State University and an MS in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and she enjoys travel, yoga, walking, and bicycling. The Worst Thing We've Ever Done is her first full-length work. She lives in Grass Valley, CA.


"A heartbreaking account of an all-too-familiar story of justice gone wrong. Gripping and superbly written, this is an important book, courageously illuminating the shadow side of our ethos of liberty and equality."

--Sean Murphy, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing and author of The Time of New Weather

"Haunting, heartbreaking, and unerringly candid, this story invites us all to look at ourselves, our presumptions, and the impact of the choices we make. This is a brave book, and Menaker is a brave author to take it on."

--Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, MFT, author of Filling Her Shoes and host of The Morning Glory Project podcast

"Carol Menaker's book is deeply personal and sharply journalistic--taking us to a moment in time that has haunted her and will haunt you . . . a page-turner that breaks your heart but also gives you hope that each of us may yet summon the courage Carol has to cultivate our own moral compasses and, most importantly, give a damn about equal justice."

--Mag Dimond, author of Bowing to Elephants: Tales of a Travel Junkie