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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Open Preview See a Problem? I had to walk through the fear which was sort of perfect, because the whole book is about walking through personal fears and finding our voices.

A Handbook for Educators. While at first she thinks she leavh 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.

It was highly recommended by the reviewers. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. These lesvy characters, Prilly and Janice, represent two different models of femininity, both of which were relatable to my students. You are so closely identified with this particular book. It just increases the gap between our life as it is and our life as we truly wish it to be.

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I couldn’t patrifia it down. I will say although I badly wanted to put out a new version of the novel, it was quite daunting ptricia take on revising a novel that many people have already read. Morgan Schulman rated it it was ok Mar 23, 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.


My sociology of gender class read Low Fat Lovea social science fiction novel by Dr. In short, read it; now.

Low-Fat Love in Class | Patricia Leavy

Popular culture and media are woven throughout, which anchors the novel 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.

They hold up a mirror for us to look honestly at ourselves and others. As a feminist sociologist, I attempted to offer a critical commentary about popular culture and the social construction of femininity. Trivia About Low-Fat Love. No trivia or quizzes yet. You can find Patricia at www. The novel triggered all sorts of reflections on their worlds and their expectations from life.

Low-Fat Love is a novel about identity-building and self-acceptance and is pertinent to many college courses. Teaching the Novel Across the Curriculum: Expanded Anniversary Edition and American Circumstance if you buy them directly from www.

Ideal Example of Arts-Based Research in courses that cover: This book changed my life in more than one way. Kate rated it liked it Jun 09, But my fears quickly went away. Leavy introduces the reader to two female protagonists, Prilly and Janice, who work together at a publishing house in New York City. Jonathan rated it really liked it Feb 26, I had developed ideas about identity, relationships and settling after years of interview experiences, teaching and my own personal battles.

I will use Low Fat Love again in my classroom and I urge others to consider it, too. 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.


Their desire to talk about it spilled into every class until our scheduled week of discussion, again something that never happens. I hated Janice’s and Prilly’s characters. Kyle was the only character whom I liked.

Work on the relationship you have with yourself. Ellen rated it did not like it Dec 17, A novel that manages to synthesize years of research without it ever feeling researched, and one that taught so much without it ever feeling like they were being educated.

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! This book would be great to teach. Unfortunately, this would be a difficult book for me to teach.

I think now I am at peace with both the book and the stories that informed it, my own lovve those of others.

In fact, the discussions the work of fiction inspired were some of the best of the semester. Every single student, even those who never read anything, read the entire novel, some more than once.

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.

A combination of personal experiences and things Pove heard and observed from women I interviewed as well as my college students. This summer, I tried something new with my sociology of gender class.

Linnea Rademaker rated it it was amazing May 07,