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Maid: Barack Obama’s Summer Reading Pick of 2019! (English Edition) van [Land, Stephanie]
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"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... Land's prose is vivid and engaging... [A] tightly-focused, well-written memoir... an incredibly worthwhile read."
--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Hunger: A Memoir

"Marry the evocative first person narrative of Educated with the kind of social criticism seen in Nickel and Dimed and you'll get a sense of the remarkable book you hold in your hands. In Maid, Stephanie Land, a gifted storyteller with an eye for details you'll never forget, exposes what it's like to exist in America as a single mother, working herself sick cleaning our dirty toilets, one missed paycheck away from destitution. It's a perspective we seldom see represented firsthand-and one we so desperately need right now. Timely, urgent, and unforgettable, this is memoir at its very best."--Susannah Cahalan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

"Stephanie Land's heartrending book, Maid, provides a trenchant reminder that something is amiss with the American Dream and gives voice to the millions of 'working poor' toiling in a country that needs them but doesn't want to see them. A sad and hopeful tale of being on the outside looking in, the author makes us wonder how'd we fare scrubbing and vacuuming away the detritus of an affluence that always seems beyond reach."--Steve Dublanica, New York Times bestselling author of Waiter Rant

"As a solo mom and former house cleaner, this brave book resonated with me on a very deep level. We live in a world where the solo mother is an incomplete story: adrift in the world without a partner, without support, without a grounding, centering (male) force. But women have been doing this since the dawn of time, and Stephanie Land is one of millions of solo moms forced to get blood from stone. She is at once an old and new kind of American hero. This memoir of resilience and love has never been more necessary."--Domenica Ruta, New York Times bestselling author of With or Without You

"This memoir... tells an honest story many are too afraid to examine."--SheKnows.com

"For readers who believe individuals living below the poverty line are lazy and/or intellectually challenged, this memoir is a stark, necessary corrective.... [T]he narrative also offers a powerful argument for increasing government benefits for the working poor during an era when most benefits are being slashed.... An important memoir that should be required reading for anyone who has never struggled with poverty."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[Maid is a] heartfelt and powerful debut memoir.... Land's love for her daughter... shines brightly through the pages of this beautiful, uplifting story of resilience and survival."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Forbes, Most Anticipated Books of the Year


"[Stephanie Land's Maid is a] vivid and visceral yet nearly unrelenting memoir... Her journey offers an illuminating read that should inspire outrage, hope, and change."--Library Journal

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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.


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  • Editie: Kindle-editie
  • Bestandsgrootte: 660 KB
  • Printlengte: 289 pagina's
  • Uitgever: Trapeze (24 januari 2019)
  • Verkocht door: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Taal: Engels
  • ASIN: B07GDPGN96
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  • Plaats op Amazon-bestsellerlijst: #125 Betaald in Kindle Store (Top 100 betaald in Kindle Store bekijken)
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Amazon.com: 3,8 van 5 sterren 717 recensies
Stacy Cacciatore
1,0 van 5 sterren Horrible! A book-length pity party
27 januari 2019 - Gepubliceerd op Amazon.com
768 mensen vonden dit nuttig
ERB
4,0 van 5 sterren It's not a book about maids - it's a look at the the life of the working poor who happen to be maids
10 september 2018 - Gepubliceerd op Amazon.com
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Antonio C
1,0 van 5 sterren Not worth reading
27 januari 2019 - Gepubliceerd op Amazon.com
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Worddancer Redux
3,0 van 5 sterren There are many better books discussing what it is like to live in poverty, and how people get there
8 september 2018 - Gepubliceerd op Amazon.com
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