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Evicted Meets Nickel And Dimed In Stephanie Land S Memoir About Working As A Maid, A Beautiful And Gritty Exploration Of Poverty In America Includes A Foreword By Barbara Ehrenreich My Daughter Learned To Walk In A Homeless Shelter While The Gap Between Upper Middle Class Americans And The Working Poor Widens, Grueling Low Wage Domestic And Service Work Primarily Done By Women Fuels The Economic Success Of The Wealthy Stephanie Land Worked For Years As A Maid, Pulling Long Hours While Struggling As A Single Mom To Keep A Roof Over Her Daughter S Head In Maid, She Reveals The Dark Truth Of What It Takes To Survive And Thrive In Today S Inequitable Society.While She Worked Hard To Scratch Her Way Out Of Poverty As A Single Parent, Scrubbing The Toilets Of The Wealthy, Navigating Domestic Labor Jobs, Higher Education, Assisted Housing, And A Tangled Web Of Government Assistance, Stephanie Wrote She Wrote The True Stories That Weren T Being Told The Stories Of Overworked And Underpaid Americans.Written In Honest, Heart Rending Prose And With Great Insight, Maid Explores The Underbelly Of Upper Middle Class America And The Reality Of What It S Like To Be In Service To Them I D Become A Nameless Ghost, Stephanie Writes With This Book, She Gives Voice To The Servant Worker, Those Who Fight Daily To Scramble And Scrape By For Their Own Lives And The Lives Of Their Children. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive


About the Author: Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land is the author of MAID Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother s Will to Survive Her work has been featured in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Washington Post, Guardian Vox, Salon, and many other outlets She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through both the Center for Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project She lives in Misso



10 thoughts on “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

  1. says:

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it s published What this book does well is illuminate the struggles of poverty and single motherhood, the unrelenting frustration of having no safety net, the ways in which our society is systemically designed to keep impoverished people mired in poverty, the indignity of poverty by way of unmovable bureaucracy, and people s lousy attitudes toward poo


  2. says:

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let s just start at the beginning I got this from Book of the Month On their description it wasn t exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read they may have changed it since So I had VERY different expectations upon opening this book up and was very disappointed to see that it was not fiction But, hey,


  3. says:

    Stephanie Land didn t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child love Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals Stephanie finds herself pregnant and in an abusive relationship, which should herald the end of her dreams of going to college, but this is one thing that she will try d


  4. says:

    I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS Page 131 Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be surprising about her story As a college educated woman who works for one of the largest companies in the world, if I worked 25 hours a week it would not


  5. says:

    fulfilling book riot s 2018 read harder challenge task 14 A book of social sciencethis one might be memoir than social science, but it s ehrenreich approved and that s good enough for me okay, so i would say this is definitely memoir than social science, but i went into it with good intentions, and it s too close to the end of the year for me to be a stickler for reading challenge precision if the bookriot p


  6. says:

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying to manuver through a system that is stacked against her She is a hard worker and takes the only job she can get, while still taking care of


  7. says:

    This won t be popular but I found this book, Maid, supremely irritating The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices Some from just bad luck But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because your life is hard was just poor taste I admire Stephanie Land s work ethicbut, I didn t think her writing was strong and the details were repetitious Th


  8. says:

    FOUR STARSI saw Stephanie Land, the author, on my hometown local morning television show I was struck by her sincerity, her soft voice, and her courage in outing herself as a single mother struggling to survive in poverty Land s memoir begins with her unexpected pregnancy by a new boyfriend at age 28 The boyfriend is than a jerk and Land gets away from him once he becomes violent Without any family help that she could count


  9. says:

    As a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years experience working with the marginalized populations, I was predisposed to like this book, and be sympathetic toward the protagonist However I was surprised to find as I read this book, what little empathy I had for her She does not come across as sympathetic but rather as whiny and entitled.This is a 28 year old woman who got pregnant, bore a child, and had to use several


  10. says:

    In Maid Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including little support from her family, Mia s father, and other relationships, as well as multiple jobs with low paying wages that rarely allow those perfo


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