for Love Letters: Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington

“If we ever thought,  as many of us did, that the digital age would crush romantic messages or make them evanescent, Janning has shown us that we were wrong; love just surfaces in a different form. This is a wonderful book full of rich and surprising details and very suitable for classes. Students can learn a lot about the way culture works by reading about love from diverse positions in the social structure, by differences in sexual orientation, by differences in romantic experience and life histories, and finally through the different gendered perspectives.”