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

Land, Stephanie (author.).

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  • 27 of 62 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 0 of 8 copies available at Forsyth County Public Library.

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26 current holds with 62 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clemmons Branch B Land, Stephanie (Text) 0112522400264 Adult New Biography Checked out 06/04/2019
Forsyth Central B Land, Stephanie (Text) 0112522351012 Adult New Biography In transit -
Paddison Memorial Branch B Land, Stephanie (Text) 0112522350905 Adult New Biography On holds shelf -
Reynolda Manor Branch B Land, Stephanie (Text) 0112522350807 Adult New Biography On holds shelf -
Reynolda Manor Branch B Land, Stephanie (Text) 0112522400255 Adult New Biography On holds shelf -
Reynolda Manor Branch B Land, Stephanie (Text) 0112522408989 Adult New Biography On holds shelf -
Southside Branch B Land, Stephanie (Text) 0112522400246 Adult New Biography On holds shelf -
Southside Branch B Land, Stephanie (Text) 0112522409283 Adult New Biography Checked out 06/06/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316505116
  • ISBN: 0316505110
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2019

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: At 28, Stephanie Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams of 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, and with a tenacious grip on her dream to provide her daughter the very best life possible, Stephanie worked days and took classes online to earn a college degree, and 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 (Women, Infants, and Children) 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. 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 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 begins to discover more about her clients' lives-their sadness and love, too-she begins to find hope in her own path.
Subject: Land, Stephanie
Women household employees United States Biography
Working class United States Biography
Single mothers United States Biography
Working poor United States
Poverty United States
Genre: Autobiographies.
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