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

Maid Hard Work Low Pay and a Mother s Will to Survive 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 learne

  • Title: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
  • Author: Stephanie Land
  • ISBN: 0316505110
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline Sto

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    About “Stephanie Land

    • 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 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 Missoula, Montana, with her two daughters Follow on Instagram and Twitter stepville



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

    • 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 poor people When she writes about her circumstances, Land s prose is vivid and engaging Her Thi [...]


    • 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 desperately to hang onto.We accompany Stephanie and her daughter Mia, as they attem Ste [...]


    • NOW AVAILABLE 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 police wanna NOW AVAILABLE fulfilling book riot s 2018 read harder ch [...]


    • 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 her daughter, and taking online classes in a effort to provide for a bett Wis [...]


    • 3 starsMaid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn t love reading her book In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler She had very few financial options, so she took what help she could from government assistance and started working as a maid Her book is a memoir of the three or four years she struggled to support herself and her daughter before finding a way to get into 3 s [...]


    • Maid Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother s Will to SurviveStephanie Land didn t have it easy She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia This was after she found herself homeless when the father of her daughter kicked them out It s not like she felt she could ask her folks for help, no way She found that government help for housing wasn t easy to stomach, left them with no Maid [...]


    • Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go from Maid by Stephanie LandI ll be brutally honest, and you can unfollow me if you want, I don t care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor there have been politicians determined to slash, limit, and end them And one of their methods is to vilify the poor as blood sucking, lazy, ignorant, self entitled criminals who live off the hard earned tax dollars Poverty [...]


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