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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So as a scholar-artist, my goal was to try to make sense of and reflect what many experience in their relationships with others and in their own psyches. Their desire to talk about it spilled into every class until our scheduled week of discussion, again something that never happens.

How we see ourselves and how we think about ourselves impacts the extent to which we settle and the ways in which we settle, pretend or otherwise try to fake ourselves out. Low-Fat Love speaks to the work we have to do to be kind to ourselves and get out of our own ways, but it does so without being preachy or scolding.

I couldn’t put it down. 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.

Gretchen Temby rated it it was ok Aug 30, I hated Janice’s and Prilly’s characters. For me, this is linked to identity and self-concept. I was the professor many students sought out to talk about their personal issues ranging from body image struggles to boyfriend or girlfriend troubles to sexual assault and harassment. Twitter did not respond. Low-Fat Love by Patricia Leavy is so much more than its feminine packaging to become the perfect representation of contemporary literature at its most valuable transcending genre and amazingly though intentionally drawing in a typically disengaged mixed college audience.


Janice sometimes sabotages other women because she wants to succeed in her career. And, having just read Guyland by Michael Kimmel, they knew about men like Pete, young white men in their twenties who seek relationships without commitment.

No trivia or quizzes yet. ,ow compensate, she throws herself completely into her work and even tries to sabotage other women by setting unrealistic expectations for them to achieve.

I loved how Leavy challenged my cultural assumptions. I loved how Leavy challenged my cultural assumptions.

Review of Low-Fat Love | Patricia Leavy

Both Prilly and Janice struggle with their jobs, their relationships, and their senses of self. Moreover, as the main characters in the book learn, the most toxic relationship a woman may participate in is often with herself. In the end, Prilly and Patricai are pushed to look honestly at themselves and the central male figures in their lives.

You are so closely identified with this particular book.

Apr 11, Alexis Lewis rated it it was ok. 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 men and absence of women in their lives.

I think my experiences probably pushed me in the direction patrixia 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.

To the outside world, Janice may seem hardworking and driven, but inside, Janice is quite sad and lonely.

Is the new edition a gift to fans? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Low-Fat Love suggests women seek new ways to see that are not dependent on male approval so that they will value themselves and reject degrading relationships. Morgan Schulman rated it it was ok Mar 23, I was loq to get my ideas out in an uncensored way. It was a secret project. This book would be great to teach. To ask other readers questions about Low-Fat Loveplease sign up.


In fact, the discussions the pahricia of fiction inspired were some of the best of the semester. LFL is a clever, witty, heartwarming, frustrating look at contemporary culture at the turn of the century that perfectly opens oeavy eyes of emerging adults to the impact of popular culture on their worldviews. You can find Patricia at www. This entry was posted in Uncategorized.

In relationships, including the relationship we have with ourselves, there is no substitute for the real thing. Great Springboard for Class Discussions about: I wanted to see how the characters’ lives untangled. Also, I have gained so much strength from friendships with strong women; friends who truly want the best for me and I for them.

We had a chance to chat with Patricia about the concept behind Low-Fat Love and what this anniversary edition means to her.

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This summer, I tried something new with my sociology patricja gender class. Rachel Solis rated it liked it Sep 07, I hope the book offers readers a chance to do a personal inventory, a gut check of sorts.