The Resource Maid

Maid

Label
Maid
Title
Maid
Creator
Subject
Summary
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Land, Stephanie
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Label
Maid
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:924ee53e-866f-4114-ae17-c6959f23cde8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316421003
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Maid
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:924ee53e-866f-4114-ae17-c6959f23cde8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316421003
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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