On The Pursuit of Happiness: A 12-Step Program and Platform For Retrieving The American Dream his declaration is the result of much discussion in a multigenerational group of women, the youngest in their 20s, the oldest in their 70s. Inspired by events that occurred at home and abroad during the last several months, we eschew personal claim to the ideas and positions set forth here, preferring to regard ourselves as equal participants in collective work whose door is open to comments, suggestions and critiques. Please know, however, that we do intend to finalize this “guide,” sooner than later, and go forward with a modest plan of action. Thank you, in advance, for your thoughts and reactions. We wholeheartedly welcome, and look forward to, your feedback.