By Patricia Lina Leavy
Low-Fat Love unfolds over 3 seasons as Prilly Greene and Janice Goldwyn, opposed editors at a brand new York press, event own swap in relation to the boys (and absence of girls) of their lives. eventually, each one girl is driven to confront her personal snapshot 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, a solid of offbeat characters’ tales are interwoven during the booklet. Low-Fat Love is underscored with a statement approximately girl identity-building and self-acceptance and the way, too frequently, girls develop into trapped in restricted visions of themselves. Women’s media is used as a signpost in the course of the booklet to be able to make seen the context within which girls come to consider themselves in addition to the boys and girls of their lives. during this admire Low-Fat Love deals a severe remark approximately pop culture and the social building of femininity. Grounded in a decade of interview study with younger ladies and written in a enjoyable, chick-lit voice, the unconventional will be learn for excitement or used as supplemental examining in quite a few social technology or women’s/gender reviews classes in addition to classes in pop culture, qualitative examine or arts-based learn.
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A friend called me and she needed me. You could have come but you weren’t up for it last night. You know how I feel about you. ” “If it were the other way around I wouldn’t care. ” “Love, I don’t even know what love is. Love is just a word people say to each other. ” “Love is just a word people say to each other? He doesn’t even know what love is? What the fuck is he saying? How can he say this when he said he loved me? He said it first. And he said it twice. ” Prilly wondered. What she actually said out loud was, “I felt like you abandoned me.
She held onto it as tightly as she could; worrying that she might induce a stroke. He leaned down and kissed her on the forehead. As he bent over she heard his black leather pants squeak. They were tight, and with a long black and silver long sleeve T-shirt over them, he looked sexy. He smelled good, and he looked sexy. She was livid. * When Pete left with a, “See ya girl,” as he shut the door, Prilly experienced physical paralysis and mental turrets. She couldn’t stop wondering what had just happened.
It was a split level brownstone apartment that Richard bought during the big 1990s boom, after a bidding war when the widow of an old cultural attaché finally agreed to sell. It had high ceilings and mahogany floors and was filled with stunning pieces of antique furniture (many of which were Richard’s family heirlooms). Anyone would be jealous of a home like this. Janice truly loved it. She speculated that most of her equally fortunate neighbors barely noticed their own homes. But, each day, as she walked through the large sculpted double doors, she appreciated what she had, often catching herself wandering through the house, looking up, with her eyes following the Victorian moldings.