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

What does this book mean to you? Gretchen Temby rated it it was ok Aug 30, In relationships, including the relationship we have with ourselves, there is no substitute for the real thing.

RealDeal is a program of. They wanted her to find a better model of self-esteem either by finding a better guy or by working on her relationship with herself I sided with the latter suggestion. Find and nurture your fire. Email required Address never made public.

Sherry Newman lmt rated it really liked pagricia Feb 24, Arts Based Research Studio’s Blog. Assigning a novel based on social science research was new to me, but it was well worth it. The story unfolds through multiple perspectives, snippets of two women’s lives wound into and around each other. I read it in just a few hours leav over a couple of commutes and a bit of time at home.

Leafy had no idea that the book would resonate with so many people. As a person and as a writer I feel like I am in a very different place than when I wrote the first edition so I am deeply grateful that I had this opportunity to go back and give it another go. You are commenting using your Twitter account. It was highly recommended by the reviewers. 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 leagy should also read.


Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Because the book is used in college classes it felt particularly important to put a stronger version out.

The novel triggered all sorts of reflections on their worlds and their expectations from life. 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 our lives improve dramatically when we get really honest with ourselves fa how we feel about ourselves and what we want out of our relationships.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Rachel Solis rated it liked it Sep 07, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Low-Fat Love by Patricia Leavy lpw 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.

Faking it never works. Both women are experiencing personal change payricia to the men in their lives and they are each isolated in their own way. I wanted to see how the characters’ lives untangled. At the end of the day ;atricia think all of these personal and professional experiences have been a life roadmap for me.

I couldn’t put it down. I sincerely love the idea of social pstricia, and I actually started to like Prilly who was a hot mess, but I think that was the point.

I hope readers use the book as a patricua for reflection and that ultimately it encourages people not to waste time and energy settling in life and love.

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A wonderful and inspiring read that I will be using for years to come. In the end, Prilly and Janice are pushed to look lw at themselves and the central male figures in their lives. No trivia or quizzes yet. To request class materials or schedule a Skype visit please email her at pleavy7 aol.


Dec 11, Carly K rated it it was amazing. United Way of Piedmont.

The novel needed a good copyediting and some other refinements. She just released a special anniversary edition of her best-selling novel, Low-Fat Love. She falls for Pete Rice, a non-committal artist who exacerbates her insecurities.

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.

Low-Fat Love by Patricia Leavy

Frequently called on by the media, she has appeared on national television, radio, is regularly quoted by the news media, publishes op-eds and is a blogger for The Huffington Post and The Creativity Post. Apr 11, Alexis Lewis rated it it was ok. To compensate, she throws herself completely lovw her work and even tries to ptricia other women by setting unrealistic expectations for them to achieve. Also, I have gained so much strength from friendships with strong women; friends who truly want the best for me and I for them.

In this respect Low-Fat Love patrricia a commentary about popular culture and the social construction of femininity. In this respect Low-Fat Love offers a critical commentary about popular culture and the social construction of femininity. 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.

I wanted to show how that context can impact some people.