Mistakes were made (but not by me): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts.
by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
Harcourt Publishing, 2007, 292 pgs. Nonfiction
This book was all about self-justification and how people use it to cope with their daily lives. Subjects varied from politicians, to repressed memory, to criminal law, and in each the authors explain how it happens that people make bad decisions and then proceed to justify them to themselves and others. This was an entertaining book, and informative and eye-opening as well.