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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As someone who is in the 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. While sometimes they were unconfident in their abilities to understand the other nonfiction, traditional sociological books, they knew they understood the material from Low Fat Love and they wanted to talk about it.

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.

Dec 11, Carly K rated it it was amazing. Along with Prilly and Janice, a cast of offbeat characters’stories are interwoven throughout the book. Notify me of new comments via email.

I think my experiences probably pushed me in the direction leeavy 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. Mary rated it liked it Dec 06, I think at the end of the day the anniversary edition was really a gift to me and I am overjoyed to be able to share it with readers. I think scholars are charged with helping us to understand human experiences and the contexts in which we live our lives.


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

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. I know that has been true in my own life and I have seen it with others. Indeed many of my male students expressed similar disparaging dismissive statements on first seeing the text listed on their syllabi.

I will say although I badly wanted to put out a new version of the lovd, it was quite daunting to take on revising a novel that many people have already read.

I loved how Leavy challenged my cultural assumptions.

Self Acceptance Top 50 Blogger Return to Book Page. There was no plan to publish the book or any thought about how people might receive cat. I wanted to see how the characters’ lives untangled. I also used pop culture to mirror what was going on with the characters, including their relationship and life mistakes.

Low-Fat Love by Patricia Leavy

While they ptaricia exactly what that big life would look like, they had no conception of how to get there and LFL helped them leeavy on why that was the case. In some ways I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did.

Janice also has unfulfilling relationships, particularly with her husband, her son, and her extended family. Students will have a lot to talk about as they discover a ‘sociology of everyday life’ embedded in the fiction. Hardcoverpages.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. RealDeal is a program of. So this idea of low-fat love as settling in life and love is really the guiding concept in the book. Apr 11, Alexis Lewis rated it it was ok. These arrangements often leave women, and sometimes men, unsatisfied.

Low-Fat Love in Class | Patricia Leavy

So I felt it was important to offer both dedicated readers and new readers a better version of the book. The novel needed a good copyediting and some other refinements. Is the new edition a gift to fans? 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.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I know it’s a criticism but man. Likewise, all of the characters have to find their voices or suffer the consequences.

Low-Fat Love

A novel that manages to synthesize years of research without it ever feeling researched, and one that taught so much kove it ever feeling like they were being educated. Both women are experiencing personal change relating to the men in their lives and they are each isolated in their own way. 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.

All of my students knew at least one person like Prilly. The story unfolds through multiple perspectives, snippets lofe two women’s lives wound into and around each other. Amanda Hobson rated it it was amazing Aug 07, We had a chance to chat with Patricia about the concept behind Low-Fat Love peavy what this anniversary edition means to her. To view it, click here. To compensate, she throws herself completely into her work and even tries to sabotage other women by setting unrealistic expectations for them to achieve.

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