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

I lfavy so much. Jun 08, Ebony rated it liked it Shelves: Those conversations have forever changed me. Mary rated it liked it Dec 06, When I first particia it, I think I was sort of possessed in a way. It just increases the gap between our life as it is and our life as we truly wish it to be.

Leacy to Book Page. Sep 16, Jo Lampert rated it really liked it. I couldn’t put it down. Janice has tried to build an identity that denies her past but when her father is injured in a car accident she is forced to face her own demons.

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An Interview with Renowned Feminist Author Patricia Leavy about Low-Fat Love

For instance, the main character Prilly is repeatedly engaged in consuming media targeted at women, such as tabloid TV, home shopping, Lifetime movies, plays, books, and even lesvy videos. Ostensibly about the broken love lives of Prilly and Janice, two thoroughly modern women, this is really the story of us all.

Janice sometimes sabotages other women because she wants to succeed in her career. The novel triggered all sorts of reflections on their worlds and their expectations from life. This book would be great to teach. What does this book mean to you? I hope that readers are prompted to reflect on their own lives.

Low-Fat Love by Patricia Leavy

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: My students also hoped for more for Janice: This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Find and nurture your fire. 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. There are loads of pop culture references throughout the book and each one was selected with intent. United Way of Piedmont.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! 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. Leavy introduces the reader to two female protagonists, Prilly and Janice, who work together at a publishing house in New York City.


A combination of personal experiences and things I heard and observed from women I interviewed as well as my college students. I loved how Leavy challenged my cultural assumptions.

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I will say although I badly wanted to put out a new version of the novel, it was quite daunting to take on revising a novel that many people payricia already read. So I was motivated to write a novel with characters who need to confront patrcia own issues in order to get un-stuck. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

Angela rated it it was ok Dec 10,