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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Stephanie Land. Barbara Ehrenreich, fwd.
Item #: D10161
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 288 / 2020
Publisher: Trapeze
ISBN: 9781409187394
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Hoping to go to college and study writing, 28 year old Stephanie Land has her plans derailed by an unexpected pregnancy. As she recounts here, she turned to housekeeping to support herself and her daughter, while taking classes online. "I'd become a nameless ghost," Stephanie observes about her relationship with her clients, many of whom do not know her from any other cleaner, but who she learns plenty about. As she navigates the demeaning world of government assistance, Land also experiences deep-rooted stigmas against the working poor, even as she begins to find hope in her own path. Appearing on Year's Best lists for the New York Times and Washington Post, this powerful memoir has a forward by the author of Nickel and Dimed.


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