Low-Fat Love: Expanded Anniversary Edition by Patricia Leavy

By Patricia Leavy

Low-Fat Love unfolds over 3 seasons as Prilly Greene and Janice Goldwyn, adverse editors at a brand new York press, adventure own swap with regards to the boys, and lack of ladies, of their lives. finally, each one lady is driven to confront her personal photo of herself, exploring her insecurities, the stagnation in her existence, and her purposes for having settled for low-fat love. in addition to Prilly and Janice, the forged of characters’ tales are interwoven in the course of the e-book. Low-Fat Love is underscored with a statement approximately woman identity-building and self-acceptance and the way, too frequently, ladies turn into trapped in constrained visions of themselves. Women’s media is used as a signpost in the course of the booklet that allows you to make noticeable the context within which girls come to think about themselves in addition to the lads and ladies of their lives. during this admire, Low-Fat Love bargains a serious remark approximately pop culture and the social building of femininity. Grounded in a decade of interview study with younger women and written in a enjoyable, chick-lit voice, the unconventional could be learn for excitement or used as supplemental studying in various classes in women’s/gender stories, sociology, psychology, pop culture, media stories, verbal exchange, qualitative learn, and arts-based study. “Sometimes, whilst I learn an extremely superb booklet I say to myself, “I want I had written that!” and that's how i believe approximately Low-Fat Love. to write down a page-turner of a booklet that teaches approximately modern gender relationships is a huge feat. Patricia Leavy has performed that with Low-Fat Love. Brilliant!” Laurel Richardson, Ph.D., The Ohio kingdom collage “Patricia Leavy writes with ardour, verve and talent. i'll use this in my relational conversation and women’s experiences periods since it is gorgeous, relatable, and gives clever critique of ways pop-culture’s expectancies for intimate relationships frequently we could us down. Leavy bargains readers how to imagine via their shut relationships and insist best of themselves and others.” Sandra L. Faulkner, Ph.D., Bowling eco-friendly kingdom collage “I couldn’t placed it down! Low-Fat Love is a extraordinary novel that each women’s reviews type and interpersonal type might do good to learn. The name is indicative of the quest for significant, deep, enriching relationships past the bogus, low-fat love that's all too pervasive in society this present day. I wholeheartedly suggest this book.” Robin Patric Clair, Ph.D., Purdue college “Low-Fat Love is basically exceptional. This re-creation is a must-read for somebody who has lived, enjoyed, dreamed, and from time to time, settled for only what we deserve – in different phrases, this can be a e-book for everyone.” Anne Harris, Ph.D., Monash college and Australian examine Fellow in Creativity and humanities in schooling Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., is an the world over identified self reliant student and novelist. She has released eighteen books together with approach Meets paintings: Arts-Based learn perform and Fiction as a study perform. She used to be named the 2010 New England Sociologist of the yr via the recent England Sociological organization and acquired the celebrated 2014 specific fulfillment Award from the yank Creativity organization. www.patricialeavy.com

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Prilly was worried she might hurt herself. ” “Oh, right. I’m so sorry, but I was really busy this weekend and I didn’t have a chance to look over the materials. ” “Prilly, this is really an excellent opportunity and it’s time sensitive. ” Time sensitive? Prilly wondered to herself. It’s not that time sensitive. But she realized that Janice was fixated and would be 27 CHAPTER 3 relentless. If Prilly ultimately turned her down, Janice would be out to get her, and may not be subtle about it any longer.

Prilly asked, catching a glimpse of Pete for the first time. He had striking teal eyes framed with a few soft lines that made her think, he’s really lived. ” “Oh,” noticing how sexy his voice was. ” “My friend and I are going to get a coffee and talk about the reading. ” Stunned by the invitation from a tall, dark-haired man whose name she didn’t yet know, Prilly stammered. ” Pete walked ahead of Prilly, opened the door, and let her pass through. He then stepped outside with Melville following.

She had to hurry. ” “Ok, see you later,” Janice softly replied without glancing up from her laptop. Kyle grabbed his olive green backpack and left, walking two blocks before heading down into the subway. While waiting on the platform, he took his red iPod out of his bag and listened to the Cocteau Twins’ Live BBC Sessions. A minute later, he was sitting on the train between two elderly women. He got off at the fifth stop and walked with his earphones on up to street level where one of his friends was waiting for him.

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