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Author Land, Stephanie, 1978-

Title Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive / Stephanie Land ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich.

Imprint New York : Hachette Books, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  305.43 Land    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 270 p. ; 24 cm.
Indexed In: Library Journal, December 2018
Pub Weekly, October 2018
Kirkus Starred, November 2018
Booklist, December 2018
New York Times, February 2019
Summary "At 28, Stephanie Land's dreams--breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest, attending a university, and becoming a writer--were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, working days and taking college classes online. She also began to write relentlessly. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told: the stories of overworked and underpaid Americans. Of living on food stamps and WIC . . . coupons to eat. Of the government programs that provided her housing, but that doubled as halfway houses. The aloof government employees who called her lucky for receiving assistance while she didn't feel lucky at all. She wrote to remember the fight, to eventually cut through the deep-rooted stigmas of the working poor. Her memoir explores the underbelly of upper-middle class America and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them"--Provided by publisher.
Audience Adult Follett School Solutions.
Subject Land, Stephanie, 1978-
Women household employees -- Biography.
Working class -- United States -- Biography.
Single mothers -- Biography.
Poor -- United States.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780316505116

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