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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Apr 11, Alexis Lewis rated it it was ok. Both Prilly and Janice struggle with their jobs, their relationships, and their senses of self. Likewise, all of the characters have to find their voices or suffer the consequences.

Low-Fat Love by Patricia Leavy

Olivia rated it did not like it Mar 08, Truly an inspiring, fun, one-of-a-kind feminist read. I loved how Leavy challenged my cultural assumptions. In short, read it; now. 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!

I couldn’t put it down. Feminist chick-lit, which I know may seem like an oxymoron. As someone who is in the earlier years of her career, I thought the book also spoke well to the generational tens I couldn’t put this down. Sarah Sullivan rated it it was ok Aug 11, Because the book is used in college classes it felt particularly important to put a stronger version out.

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 lov amazingly though intentionally drawing in a typically disengaged mixed college audience. I think now I am at peace with both the book and the stories that informed it, my own and those of others.

To compensate, she throws herself completely into her work and even tries to sabotage other women by setting unrealistic expectations for them to achieve. 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. Leavy introduces faat reader to two female protagonists, Prilly and Janice, who work together at a publishing house in New York City.


Great Springboard for Class Discussions about: I had developed ideas about identity, relationships leagy settling after years of interview experiences, teaching and my own vat battles. Want to Read saving….

She just released a special anniversary edition of her best-selling novel, Low-Fat Love. More than anything LFL proved the astonishing talent that Leeavy is as both a writer and social commentator. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

My students also hoped for more for Janice: Meanwhile, Janice, a workaholic, feminist in-name-only editor, overburdens and undermines Prilly. From Prilly fantasizing about the lives of Brad and Angelina to Prilly and Pete walking patircia a club playing Portishead, even I as a black British History professor felt included in the narrative.

I know it’s a criticism but patrjcia. The story unfolds through multiple perspectives, snippets of two women’s lives wound into and around each other. Students will have a lot to talk about as they discover a ‘sociology of everyday life’ embedded in the fiction.

Review of Low-Fat Love

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. Low-Fat Love reads like very sharp chick lit, but it is also reminiscent Tama Janowitz’s “Slaves of New York” which is great and everyone should also read. On the personal front, I definitely suffered from self-esteem issues growing up and I think I looked to find myself through a romantic relationship, when of course you have to become yourself so that you have something to offer in a relationship.

It just increases the gap between our life as it is and our life as we truly wish it to be. 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. That said, the writing was engaging and the relationship issues were familiar—definitely more universal than the characters and the references.


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. With little scaffolding, the tale weaves in so many recognizable elements that blind us to the destructive nature of capitalism and consumerism on our choices without ever becoming preachy or sounding like a Sociology essay.

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. Indeed, I admit, that if I had seen this novel on Amazon I would have rolled my eyes and kept on surfing to the vampire literature section. Email required Address never made public. Trivia About Low-Fat Love.

The novel needed a good copyediting and some other refinements. To view it, click here. For me, this is linked to identity and self-concept.

Arts-Based Research Practice second edition can be purchased here with free shipping and an automatic discount: I think scholars are charged with helping kove to understand human experiences and the contexts in which we live our lives.

I needed to learn to spark my own fire. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. LFL is a clever, witty, heartwarming, frustrating look at contemporary culture at the turn of the century that perfectly opens the eyes of emerging adults to the impact of popular culture on their worldviews.