""Pursuing Happiness explores the ways that popular American romance novels engage such matters as US gender roles, attitudes toward disability, the myth of the frontier, individualism and community, and racial violence and discrimination. A thoughtful study with a refreshingly topical focus." - Professor William Gleason, Princeton University.
""An insightful and entertaining look at the inherent, often invisible, politics that underlie America's most popular genre of fiction."- Isobel Carr, romance author