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Maid

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

Stephanie Land

Library Binding

List Price: 33.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/21/2019)
Paperback (1/21/2020)
Hardcover (1/22/2019)
Paperback, Chinese (9/28/2019)
CD-Audio (2/5/2019)
Compact Disc (1/22/2019)

February 2019 Indie Next List

“Stephanie Land’s Maid is a must-read of the highest order, a memoir of a single mother struggling to survive while performing the household labor that many of us take for granted. While at once deeply personal — you’ll fall hard for Stephanie and her daughter, Mia — it is also essential social commentary about how we treat the myriad domestic laborers who toil in our homes, oftentimes unseen and unappreciated. Read it alongside Nickel and Dimed or Evicted for a stunning, unforgettable look at American poverty and determination.”
— Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC
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Summer 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List

“In a time when most in our country are falling further and further behind the ‘one percent,’ Maid tells the story of author Stephanie Land’s abrupt and unexpected slide from her middle-class upbringing to an impoverished adulthood as a single mother. As a first-person narrative window into the way increasing numbers of Americans are forced to live, Maid will strike a chord with the readership of Hillbilly Elegy and White Trash.
— Jill Miner, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI
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Thorndike Press Large Print, 9781432858926, 451pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2019



About the Author

Journalist Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The 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. BARBARA EHRENREICH is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch. She lives in Virginia.