Low-Fat Love has 44 ratings and 9 reviews. Ebony said: I sincerely love the idea of social fiction, and I actually started to like Prilly who was a hot m. Patricia Leavy .. Low-Fat Love unfolds over three seasons as Prilly Greene and Janice Low-Fat Love suggests women seek new ways to see that are. An Interview with Renowned Feminist Author Patricia Leavy about Low-Fat Love. Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent scholar and novelist.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Self Acceptance Top 50 Blogger Want to Read saving…. This book would be great to teach. Teaching the Novel Across the Curriculum: Low-Fat Love is underscored with a commentary about female identity-building and self-acceptance and how, too often, women become trapped in limited visions of themselves.

Pop culture is really the subtext. Rachel Solis rated it liked it Sep 07, Ultimately, each woman is pushed to confront her own image of herself, exploring her insecurities, the stagnation in her life and her reasons for having settl Best Seller!

My sociology of gender class read Low Fat Lovea social science fiction novel by Dr. I think my experiences probably pushed me in the direction of interviewing others and maybe even making myself open to students sharing their experiences, which for many years was a regular part of my life as an academic. Apr faf, Alexis Lewis rated it it was ok. To ask other patricka questions about Low-Fat Loveplease sign up.

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It was a secret project. My first book in Patricia Leavy’s Social Fictions series. Aug 09, Shalen rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I first wrote it, I think I was sort of possessed in a way. Fiorella Morzi rated it it was ok Aug 05, As a history professor who regularly uses literature to evoke the past yet struggles to get her students to read anything at all, I was excited at the potential to use a novel that suggests it was written specifically for a college audience.

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The book is informed by a decade of interview research with young women and fqt about gender, relationships and popular culture.

I read it in just a few hours spread over a couple of commutes and a bit of time at home. I couldn’t put this down. Angela rated it it was ok Latricia 10, Twitter did not respond. You are commenting using your WordPress. Sarah Sullivan rated it it was ok Aug 11, The story unfolds through pattricia perspectives, snippets of two women’s lives wound into and around each other.

Also, I have gained so much strength from friendships with strong women; friends who truly want the best for me and I for them.

Popular culture and media are woven throughout, which anchors the leavyy in some ways to a particular moment in time now 10 years after initial release, some of those examples date the book a bit, although not in a negative waybut also give a clear sense of the complicated and sometimes conflicting or even crushing messages women absorb from television, magazines, and other sources.

Jonathan rated it really liked it Feb 26, A combination of personal experiences and things I heard and observed from women I interviewed as well as my college students. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. In this respect Low-Fat Love offers a commentary about popular culture and the social construction of femininity. So, media culture, which is the macro level, impacts Prilly personally, which is the micro level.

Both Prilly and Janice struggle with their jobs, their relationships, and their senses of self. Low-Fat Love unfolds over three seasons as Prilly Greene and Janice Goldwyn, adversarial editors at a New York press, experience personal change relating to the leafy and absence of women in their lives. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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This entry was lsavy in Uncategorized. Work on the relationship you have with yourself. To compensate, she throws herself completely into her work and even tries to sabotage other women by setting unrealistic expectations for tat to achieve.


For me, this is linked to identity and self-concept. So this idea of low-fat love as settling in life and love is really the guiding concept in the book. So I felt it was important to offer both dedicated readers and new readers a better version of the book. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Been meaning to read this for a long time, esp of course because of patrician leavy.

While at first she thinks she is finally experiencing the big life she always sought, his unconventional, free-spirited views on relationships unsettle her, causing her to doubt herself and ultimately to start to unravel over the course of their relationship. As a person and as a writer I feel like I am in a very different place than when I wrote the first edition so I am deeply grateful that I had this opportunity to go back and give it another go.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This site uses cookies. This summer, I tried something new with my sociology of gender class.

At the end of the day I think all of these personal and professional experiences have been a life roadmap for me. Margaret rated it it was amazing Jan 03, In relationships, including the relationship we have with ourselves, there is no substitute for the real thing. I read this for my Love and Communication class, and while I appreciated bringing together academic research with fiction and see the merit in this bridging of styles, I did not like the story.

Olivia rated it did not like it Mar 08, Prilly is a bright young woman with a promising job. I heard so much.

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