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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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. Artists are charged with reflecting what others are feeling and experiencing. Email required Address never made public. However, I feel a responsibility to put out the best work I am capable of.

Low-Fat Love in Class | Patricia Leavy

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Also, I have gained so much strength from friendships with strong women; friends who truly want the best for me and I for them. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The discussion about the novel was one of my best class discussions to date. More than anything Oove proved the astonishing talent that Leavy is as both a writer and social commentator.

Linnea Rademaker rated it it was amazing May 07, As someone who is in patricis earlier years of her career, I thought the book also spoke well to the generational tensions that often face women at work and that can make it difficult for women to connect well in professional networks.


Janice, on the other hand, llow off the appearance of excessive self-esteem. I had developed ideas about identity, relationships and settling after years of interview experiences, teaching and my own personal battles.

Moreover, as the main characters in the book learn, the most toxic relationship a woman may participate in is often with herself.

Low-Fat Love by Patricia Leavy

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Sherry Newman lmt rated it really liked it Feb 24, Aug 09, Shalen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know that has been true in my own life and I have seen it with others.

I wanted to see how the characters’ lives untangled. Been meaning to read this for a long time, esp of course because of patrician leavy. Our ideas about beauty, appearance, romance, love, and so forth, those ideas are shaped in a context not just in our own heads. Lists with Oeavy Book.

This book would be great to teach. Though this is ultimately counterproductive for women in the workplace, Janice feels threatened and responds in the only way she knows how.

Leavy has a well-established, international reputation as a scholar and leader in qualitative research methodology, but what makes her work singular is that she is also a public intellectual whose scholarship is taken up by wide-ranging communities. Mar 03, Victoria rated it liked it.


Refresh and try again. I couldn’t put it down. Suggested Uses in College Courses: Prilly is a patricja young woman with a promising job.

Low-Fat Love

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. When I first wrote it, I think I was sort of possessed in a way. Unfortunately, this would be a difficult book for me to teach. Ellen rated it did not like it Dec 17, I read this for my Love and Communication class, and while I appreciated bringing together academic patrica with fiction and see the merit in this bridging of styles, I did not like the story.

Assigning a novel based on social science research was new to me, but it was well worth it.

Review of Low-Fat Love

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Moreover, the students felt comfortable talking about the novel. I couldn’t put this down. These leay characters, Prilly and Janice, represent two different models of femininity, both of which were relatable to my students. The story unfolds through multiple perspectives, snippets of two women’s lives wound into and around each other.