Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mothers Will to Survive

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mothers Will to Survive by Stephanie Land 0316505099 9780316505093
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX LIMITED SERIES, HAILED BY ROLLING STONE AS "A GREAT ONE." "A single mothers personal, unflinching look at Americas class divide, a description of the tightrope many families walk just to get by, and a reminder of the dignity of all work."

-PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, Obamas Summer Reading List


At 28, Stephanie Lands dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer quickly dissolved when a summer fling turned into an unplanned pregnancy. Before long, she found herself a single mother, scraping by as a housekeeper to make ends meet.

Maid is an emotionally raw, masterful account of Stephanies years spent in service to upper middle class America as a "nameless ghost" who quietly shared in her clients triumphs, tragedies, and deepest secrets. Driven to carve out a better life for her family, she cleaned by day and took online classes by night, writing relentlessly as she worked toward earning a college degree. She wrote of the true stories that werent being told: of living on food stamps and WIC coupons, of government programs that barely provided housing, of aloof government employees who shamed her for receiving what little assistance she did. Above all else, she wrote about pursuing the myth of the American Dream from the poverty line, all the while slashing through deep-rooted stigmas of the working poor.

Maid is Stephanies story, but its not hers alone. It is an inspiring testament to the courage, determination, and ultimate strength of the human spirit.

Author: Stephanie Land

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: Legacy Lit

Publication Date: 2020-01-21


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