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

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

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Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive
Title
Maid
Title remainder
hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive
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Stephanie Land ; foreword Barbara Ehrenreich
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Language
eng
Summary
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 unplanned 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 deeprooted stigmas of the working poor. [This book] explores the secret underbelly of upper middle class Americans 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' livestheir sadness and love, tooshe 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 hers alone. It is an inspiring testament to the strength, determination, and ultimate triumph of the human spirit
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Land, Stephanie
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Ehrenreich, Barbara
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  • Land, Stephanie
  • Women household employees
  • Working class
  • Single mothers
  • Working poor
  • Poverty
Target audience
adult
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Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive, Stephanie Land ; foreword Barbara Ehrenreich
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781409187387
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive, Stephanie Land ; foreword Barbara Ehrenreich
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781409187387
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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