Anne Herbert (born 1952) is an American writer.
Herbert is a past assistant editor of CoEvolution Quarterly, a precursor to the Whole Earth Review. She is perhaps best known for being the person who coined the phrases, "Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty." and "Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries."
An article in the December 1991 issue of Glamour about the history of the "random kindness" phrase described Herbert as "tall, blonde, and forty" and as living in Marin County, California.
- ^ "Handy Tips on How to Behave at the Death of the World," Whole Earth Review, Spring 1995, p.88
- ^ attribution to Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. "The Next Whole Earth Catalog", (1980), p 331. Derived from the Gilbert Shelton quote, "Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope." Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.