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Author Leavy, Patricia, 1971- author

Title Low-fat love stories / Patricia Leavy and Victoria Scotti
Published Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Sense Publishers, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 158 pages)
Series Social fictions series
Social fictions series.
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 : Introduction -- Popular culture -- The interviews and method -- reading this book -- References -- 2: Leala -- Light my own fire 3: Addison -- Duality -- 4: Valerie -- The emotional contortionist -- :5 Jane -- Pretty -- 6: Tiffany -- Sex drive -- 7: Sherrry -- Drowning -- 8 : Sara -- Tug-of-war -- 9 : Keisha -- Hush -- 10: Eleanor and Mary -- Mirror mirror -- 11: Emma -- Toxic soulmates -- 12: Kayla -- Pieces of myself -- 13: Rachel -- Irreperable damage -- 14: Yael -- Potato chips -- 15: Kate -- Everyone settles -- 16: Crystal -- Strong and Loveable -- 17: Marni -- Breathe -- Further engagement -- Appendix A: A conversation about the method used in this book -- Appendix B: The interview guides -- About the authors
Summary "'Low-Fat Love Stories' is a collection of short stories and visual portraits based on interview research with women about a dissatisfying relationship with a romantic partner or relative, or their body image. The stories focus on settling in relationships, the gap between fantasies and realities, relationship patters, divorce, abuse, childhood pain, sprituality, feeling like a fraud, growing older, and daily struggles looking in the mirror. Once upon a time and happily ever after take on new meaning as the women's stories reveal the underside of fairytales and toxic popular culture. Written in the first-person with language taken directly from each woman's interviews, the stories are raw, visceral, and inspirational. As a collection, the stories and art set you on an emotional rollercoaster and illustrate the different forms "low-fat love" may take, and the quest for self-worth in the context of popular culture that tells women they are never enough. The authors developed an original method of "textual visual snapshots" for this book."--Back cover
Notes Print version record
Subject Self-esteem in women.
Self-perception in women.
Women -- Attitudes.
Form Electronic book
Author Scotti, Victoria, author
ISBN 9463008187 (electronic bk.)
9789463008181 (electronic bk.)