Maid

Maid
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Author: Stephanie Land
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316505109
Release: 2019-01-22
Editor: Hachette Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. 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. Her compassionate, unflinching writing as a journalist gives voice to the "servant" worker, and those pursuing the American Dream from below the poverty line. Maid is Stephanie's story, but it's not her alone. It is an inspiring testament to the strength, determination, and ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

Maid

Maid
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Author: Stephanie Land
Pages: 288
ISBN: 140918739X
Release: 2020-07-09
Editor: Trapeze

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

BARACK OBAMA'S SUMMER READING PICK, 2019. BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. Educated meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid. A beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in the western world. Includes a foreword by international bestelling author Barbara Ehrenreich. 'My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.' As a struggling single mum, determined to keep a roof over her daughter's head, Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, working long hours in order to provide for her small family. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. As she worked hard to climb her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labour jobs as a cleaner whilst also juggling 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 the overworked and underpaid. Written in honest, heart-rending prose and with great insight, Maid explores the underbelly of the upper-middle classes 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

Maid
Available:
Author: Stephanie Land
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316505109
Release: 2019-01-22
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A single mother's personal, unflinching look at America's class divide, a description of the tightrope many families walk just to get by, and a reminder of the dignity of all work." -PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, Obama's Summer Reading List At 28, Stephanie Land's dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer quickly dissolved when a summer fling turned into an unplanned pregnancy. Before long, she found herself a single mother, scraping by as a housekeeper to make ends meet. Maid is an emotionally raw, masterful account of Stephanie's years spent in service to upper middle class America as a "nameless ghost" who quietly shared in her clients' triumphs, tragedies, and deepest secrets. Driven to carve out a better life for her family, she cleaned by day and took online classes by night, writing relentlessly as she worked toward earning a college degree. She wrote of the true stories that weren't being told: of living on food stamps and WIC coupons, of government programs that barely provided housing, of aloof government employees who shamed her for receiving what little assistance she did. Above all else, she wrote about pursuing the myth of the American Dream from the poverty line, all the while slashing through deep-rooted stigmas of the working poor. Maid is Stephanie's story, but it's not hers alone. It is an inspiring testament to the courage, determination, and ultimate strength of the human spirit.

The Maid of Orleans

The Maid of Orleans
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Author: John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune
Pages: 222
ISBN: OXFORD:N11188402
Release: 1848
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Dramatic Works of James Sheridan Knowles The maid of Mariendorpt Love John of Procida Old maids The rose of Arragon

The Dramatic Works of James Sheridan Knowles  The maid of Mariendorpt  Love  John of Procida  Old maids  The rose of Arragon
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Author: James Sheridan Knowles
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555076793
Release: 1843
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Bailiff s Maid

The Bailiff s Maid
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Author: Eugenie Marlitt
Pages: 204
ISBN: UOM:39015024466859
Release: 1881
Editor: Unknown

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The Maid s Husband

The Maid s Husband
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Author: Camilla Jenkin
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HNP7RY
Release: 1844
Editor: Unknown

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The Maid of Stow

The Maid of Stow
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Author: W. Downing Evans
Pages: 8
ISBN: BL:A0022896906
Release: 1872
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The maid of Caergwrle and other pieces in verse

The maid of Caergwrle  and other pieces in verse
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Author: John Jones (solicitor.)
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590547440
Release: 1871
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Maid of Sker

  The Maid of Sker
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Author: Richard D. Blackmore
Pages: 329
ISBN: BSB:BSB11359312
Release: 1877
Editor: Unknown

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The Maid He Married

The Maid He Married
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Author: Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford
Pages: 201
ISBN: HARVARD:HN3BE1
Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Joan of Arc Or the Maid of Orleans

Joan of Arc  Or  the Maid of Orleans
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Author: Jules Michelet
Pages: 238
ISBN: HARVARD:HN33SB
Release: 1858
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Marian Or A Young Maid s Fortunes

Marian  Or  A Young Maid s Fortunes
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Author: Mrs. S. C. Hall
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435057109381
Release: 1840
Editor: Unknown

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Maid in the U S A

Maid in the U S A
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Author: Mary Romero
Pages: 242
ISBN: 0415935415
Release: 2002
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a classic work in the fields of Women's Studies and Sociology. On its 10th Anniversary, it is still a vital and moving study of the lives of immigrant domestic workers, and is constantly cited in the research. Romero's new introduction will offer a fresh look at the material, including more recent events, proving that the issues discussed in the book are still very relevant to today's world.

The Little Colonel Maid of Honor

The Little Colonel  Maid of Honor
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Author: Annie Fellows Johnston
Pages: 295
ISBN: 1455607525
Release: 1907
Editor: Pelican Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A spunky little girl reunites a fragmented family after the Civil War.

Thuvia Maid of Mars

Thuvia  Maid of Mars
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 2021
Editor: ICON Group International

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The Maid

The Maid
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Author: Anonymous
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781608722570
Release: 2021
Editor: Olympia Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Mercantile navy list 1848 4 issues 49 2 issues 50 53 57 61 64 71 80 81 92 1939

The Mercantile navy list  1848  4 issues   49  2 issues   50 53 57 61 64 71 80 81 92 1939
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Author: Trade Board of
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555078058
Release: 1867
Editor: Unknown

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Mistress and Maid

Mistress and Maid
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Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9783842498037
Release: 2012-02-06
Editor: tredition

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.