By Patricia Lina Leavy
Low-Fat Love unfolds over 3 seasons as Prilly Greene and Janice Goldwyn, antagonistic editors at a brand new York press, event own switch with regards to the lads (and absence of girls) of their lives. eventually, each one lady is driven to confront her personal snapshot of herself, exploring her insecurities, the stagnation in her lifestyles and her purposes for having settled for low-fat love. besides Prilly and Janice, a solid of offbeat characters’ tales are interwoven in the course of the publication. Low-Fat Love is underscored with a remark approximately lady identity-building and self-acceptance and the way, too usually, ladies turn into trapped in constrained visions of themselves. Women’s media is used as a signpost through the ebook with a view to make obvious the context during which girls come to think about themselves in addition to the boys and ladies of their lives. during this appreciate Low-Fat Love bargains a serious statement approximately pop culture and the social development of femininity. Grounded in a decade of interview learn with younger ladies and written in a enjoyable, chick-lit voice, the radical may be learn for excitement or used as supplemental studying in numerous social technological know-how or women’s/gender stories classes in addition to classes in pop culture, qualitative examine or arts-based learn.
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That’s terrible,” Pete said as his voice became higher and his laughter morphed into a cackle. “Really? You think so? It’s not Pulitzer material but I don’t think it’s so bad. You should have seen the guy. He looked, he looked like he was trying to pretend he wasn’t shattered. ” “You’ve got to be kidding. It’s dreadful. That could be an example in a book about how not to write. Maybe you could use it for that,” Pete said, again punctuating his suggestion with laughter. Pete was getting close to hurting her feelings, and he was definitely arrogant, but she let it slide and just said, “Yeah, I guess it’s pretty bad” (even though she still didn’t understand why).
As a result Janice only liked women beneath her, those that she could easily manipulate and therefore control. Janice had liked Prilly well enough at first but, when she realized that Prilly wouldn’t be content being an assistant forever, she began to grow weary. This weariness led to a quiet resentment. During those days Prilly would often find herself working outrageously long hours that mostly consisted of doing secretarial work for Janice, which was not in Prilly’s job description. Assigning these kinds of tasks helped Janice on two levels.
Janice is a bit of a workaholic. I think she holds everyone to her standards. ” “I have been working hard Stu. ” 40 CHAPTER 4 “I know. I know. Don’t worry; I just needed to check-in. ” As Prilly stood up and thanked Stu she again remembered that she was late to meet Pete. 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 started listening to the Cocteau Twins live BBC sessions.