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

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

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. "My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter." While the gap between upper middle-class Americans and the working poor widens, grueling low-wage domestic and service work--primarily done Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty explora...

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Title:Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
Author:Stephanie Land
Rating:
Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0316505110
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

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

  • karen
    Nov 02, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

  • Autumn
    Jun 20, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

  • Sarah
    Jul 25, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

  • lit.erary.britt
    Jan 14, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

    I am so happy I got approved for this on Netgalley because there sure are some whiney pissed-off middle class white privileged ladies with their panties all in a bunch below in the reviews; all buzzing like bees because this author was feeling sorry for herself sometimes in her story. ...

    Stephanie Land has never stopped advocating for herself. As a young single mother escaping an abusive relationship with no help from her family, she found herself homeless and jobless. Her daughter took her first steps in a homeless shelter. Once she was eligible for housing, she had t...

    Many thanks to NetGalley, Hachette Books, and Stephanie Land for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy. Stephanie Land has written a raw, honest, in-your-face book about what it is like to be poor, a sing...

    This well-written memoir is a prime example as to why I love the genre. Reading about other people?s experiences helps us to better understand and empathize. Stephanie Land placed her college plans on hold as she unexpectedly became pregnant; a single mom with little support, living ...

  • Roxane
    Jul 30, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

  • Vicki (kybookgirl)
    Feb 14, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

  • Rae
    Dec 09, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

    I am so happy I got approved for this on Netgalley because there sure are some whiney pissed-off middle class white privileged ladies with their panties all in a bunch below in the reviews; all buzzing like bees because this author was feeling sorry for herself sometimes in her story. ...

    Stephanie Land has never stopped advocating for herself. As a young single mother escaping an abusive relationship with no help from her family, she found herself homeless and jobless. Her daughter took her first steps in a homeless shelter. Once she was eligible for housing, she had t...

    Many thanks to NetGalley, Hachette Books, and Stephanie Land for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy. Stephanie Land has written a raw, honest, in-your-face book about what it is like to be poor, a sing...

    This well-written memoir is a prime example as to why I love the genre. Reading about other people?s experiences helps us to better understand and empathize. Stephanie Land placed her college plans on hold as she unexpectedly became pregnant; a single mom with little support, living ...

    Maidby Stephanie Land provides a startling look into what it's like to be a hard-working single mom on minimum wage. Maidwas an absolutely wonderful read! I connected with this book on so many different levels. My parents didn't have a lot of money growing up, and I remember t...

  • Kasa Cotugno
    Oct 08, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

    I am so happy I got approved for this on Netgalley because there sure are some whiney pissed-off middle class white privileged ladies with their panties all in a bunch below in the reviews; all buzzing like bees because this author was feeling sorry for herself sometimes in her story. ...

    Stephanie Land has never stopped advocating for herself. As a young single mother escaping an abusive relationship with no help from her family, she found herself homeless and jobless. Her daughter took her first steps in a homeless shelter. Once she was eligible for housing, she had t...

    Many thanks to NetGalley, Hachette Books, and Stephanie Land for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy. Stephanie Land has written a raw, honest, in-your-face book about what it is like to be poor, a sing...

    This well-written memoir is a prime example as to why I love the genre. Reading about other people?s experiences helps us to better understand and empathize. Stephanie Land placed her college plans on hold as she unexpectedly became pregnant; a single mom with little support, living ...

    Maidby Stephanie Land provides a startling look into what it's like to be a hard-working single mom on minimum wage. Maidwas an absolutely wonderful read! I connected with this book on so many different levels. My parents didn't have a lot of money growing up, and I remember t...

    Advance reading copy provided by Hatchette. I wish I could say I enjoyed this book as much as I hoped to when I first received it. This story is so important because it will open the eyes of so many people to the struggles of others living in poverty, particularly single mothers and...

    Rarely do I not finish a book. This is one of them. Could not relate to the author nor to her story. Have read many tales of people down on their luck trying to make it back, and I had compassion in each instance. In this book, I did not feel particularly compassionate about the author...

    Ugh, so glad this is done. I really should have just abandoned it. Stephanie Land is a really hard worker and I appreciated the glimpse into what life as a single mom living in poverty is like. It's not my personal experience so it is good to put myself into someone else's shoes fo...

    I really wanted to like this book. I liked it at times. But other times I felt it was overly whiny. Yes life is difficult, especially in the author?s situation, but that doesn?t mean not taking responsibility for your actions, whether it?s the decision to postpone college, or to ...

    Stephanie Land admits she's made mistakes, but the one constant she's had for the past ten years -- her unwavering love for her daughter, Mia. Upon discovering she is pregnant, she discards her dream of moving to Missoula Montana and pursuing a degree as a writer. The following five ye...

  • Susan
    Jul 11, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

  • Esil
    Jan 17, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Oct 14, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

  • Janday
    Mar 24, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

    I am so happy I got approved for this on Netgalley because there sure are some whiney pissed-off middle class white privileged ladies with their panties all in a bunch below in the reviews; all buzzing like bees because this author was feeling sorry for herself sometimes in her story. ...

    Stephanie Land has never stopped advocating for herself. As a young single mother escaping an abusive relationship with no help from her family, she found herself homeless and jobless. Her daughter took her first steps in a homeless shelter. Once she was eligible for housing, she had t...

  • Kenzee
    Aug 19, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

  • Valerity (Val)
    Nov 05, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

  • Katie
    Feb 09, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

  • Elizabeth
    Jan 30, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

    I am so happy I got approved for this on Netgalley because there sure are some whiney pissed-off middle class white privileged ladies with their panties all in a bunch below in the reviews; all buzzing like bees because this author was feeling sorry for herself sometimes in her story. ...

    Stephanie Land has never stopped advocating for herself. As a young single mother escaping an abusive relationship with no help from her family, she found herself homeless and jobless. Her daughter took her first steps in a homeless shelter. Once she was eligible for housing, she had t...

    Many thanks to NetGalley, Hachette Books, and Stephanie Land for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy. Stephanie Land has written a raw, honest, in-your-face book about what it is like to be poor, a sing...

    This well-written memoir is a prime example as to why I love the genre. Reading about other people?s experiences helps us to better understand and empathize. Stephanie Land placed her college plans on hold as she unexpectedly became pregnant; a single mom with little support, living ...

    Maidby Stephanie Land provides a startling look into what it's like to be a hard-working single mom on minimum wage. Maidwas an absolutely wonderful read! I connected with this book on so many different levels. My parents didn't have a lot of money growing up, and I remember t...

    Advance reading copy provided by Hatchette. I wish I could say I enjoyed this book as much as I hoped to when I first received it. This story is so important because it will open the eyes of so many people to the struggles of others living in poverty, particularly single mothers and...

    Rarely do I not finish a book. This is one of them. Could not relate to the author nor to her story. Have read many tales of people down on their luck trying to make it back, and I had compassion in each instance. In this book, I did not feel particularly compassionate about the author...

    Ugh, so glad this is done. I really should have just abandoned it. Stephanie Land is a really hard worker and I appreciated the glimpse into what life as a single mom living in poverty is like. It's not my personal experience so it is good to put myself into someone else's shoes fo...

  • Maureen
    Nov 28, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

  • Kate Olson
    Jan 28, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

  • Donna
    Jan 25, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

  • Stephanie Hall
    Nov 25, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

    I am so happy I got approved for this on Netgalley because there sure are some whiney pissed-off middle class white privileged ladies with their panties all in a bunch below in the reviews; all buzzing like bees because this author was feeling sorry for herself sometimes in her story. ...

    Stephanie Land has never stopped advocating for herself. As a young single mother escaping an abusive relationship with no help from her family, she found herself homeless and jobless. Her daughter took her first steps in a homeless shelter. Once she was eligible for housing, she had t...

    Many thanks to NetGalley, Hachette Books, and Stephanie Land for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy. Stephanie Land has written a raw, honest, in-your-face book about what it is like to be poor, a sing...

    This well-written memoir is a prime example as to why I love the genre. Reading about other people?s experiences helps us to better understand and empathize. Stephanie Land placed her college plans on hold as she unexpectedly became pregnant; a single mom with little support, living ...

    Maidby Stephanie Land provides a startling look into what it's like to be a hard-working single mom on minimum wage. Maidwas an absolutely wonderful read! I connected with this book on so many different levels. My parents didn't have a lot of money growing up, and I remember t...

    Advance reading copy provided by Hatchette. I wish I could say I enjoyed this book as much as I hoped to when I first received it. This story is so important because it will open the eyes of so many people to the struggles of others living in poverty, particularly single mothers and...

  • La La - Everyone's Crazy Aunt
    Jan 22, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

    I am so happy I got approved for this on Netgalley because there sure are some whiney pissed-off middle class white privileged ladies with their panties all in a bunch below in the reviews; all buzzing like bees because this author was feeling sorry for herself sometimes in her story. ...

  • Michelle
    Jan 22, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

  • Nancy
    Jan 25, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

  • Brandice
    Feb 03, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

  • Patty Smith
    Jan 19, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

    I am so happy I got approved for this on Netgalley because there sure are some whiney pissed-off middle class white privileged ladies with their panties all in a bunch below in the reviews; all buzzing like bees because this author was feeling sorry for herself sometimes in her story. ...

    Stephanie Land has never stopped advocating for herself. As a young single mother escaping an abusive relationship with no help from her family, she found herself homeless and jobless. Her daughter took her first steps in a homeless shelter. Once she was eligible for housing, she had t...

    Many thanks to NetGalley, Hachette Books, and Stephanie Land for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy. Stephanie Land has written a raw, honest, in-your-face book about what it is like to be poor, a sing...

  • Linda Hutchinson
    Jan 30, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

  • Book of the Month
    Dec 30, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

  • Marianne Kaplan
    Jun 14, 2018

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

    I am so happy I got approved for this on Netgalley because there sure are some whiney pissed-off middle class white privileged ladies with their panties all in a bunch below in the reviews; all buzzing like bees because this author was feeling sorry for herself sometimes in her story. ...

    Stephanie Land has never stopped advocating for herself. As a young single mother escaping an abusive relationship with no help from her family, she found herself homeless and jobless. Her daughter took her first steps in a homeless shelter. Once she was eligible for housing, she had t...

    Many thanks to NetGalley, Hachette Books, and Stephanie Land for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy. Stephanie Land has written a raw, honest, in-your-face book about what it is like to be poor, a sing...

    This well-written memoir is a prime example as to why I love the genre. Reading about other people?s experiences helps us to better understand and empathize. Stephanie Land placed her college plans on hold as she unexpectedly became pregnant; a single mom with little support, living ...

    Maidby Stephanie Land provides a startling look into what it's like to be a hard-working single mom on minimum wage. Maidwas an absolutely wonderful read! I connected with this book on so many different levels. My parents didn't have a lot of money growing up, and I remember t...

    Advance reading copy provided by Hatchette. I wish I could say I enjoyed this book as much as I hoped to when I first received it. This story is so important because it will open the eyes of so many people to the struggles of others living in poverty, particularly single mothers and...

    Rarely do I not finish a book. This is one of them. Could not relate to the author nor to her story. Have read many tales of people down on their luck trying to make it back, and I had compassion in each instance. In this book, I did not feel particularly compassionate about the author...

  • Maria Li
    Jan 13, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...

    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Stephanie Land didn?t have it easy. She was a single mom who worked hard cleaning other people?s houses, working in their yards, doing whatever she had to in order to feed herself and her daughter, Mia. This was after ...

    First, this book is most certainly NOT in the category of Evicted, one of the most well-researched, measured and thoughtful books published on the subject of chronic poverty in America. I wanted to like this book, and feel that the subject matter is critically important to expose a...

    This is one book that I?ve grappled with in trying to write a review. There are a few conflicting impressions that I?ve turned over in my mind, causing me to question why I feel as I do about the story. I thought about just giving a glossed-over review, focusing only on what I appr...

    ?I WORK 25 HOURS A WEEK AS A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER, BUT IT?S NOT ENOUGH TO PAY THE BILLS.? (Page 131) Going into this book, I so badly wanted to come out rooting for Stephanie Land, but I keep coming back to that quote above and cannot wrap my head around what should be ?surp...

    Is this book supposed to be surprising? Eye-opening? It's by a lady who gets pregnant from an abusive relationship and then she has to clean houses and wrangle with government assistance programs to make ends meet. Like 1 million other ladies. I don't get it. ...

    3.5 stars - audiobook format I had been waiting for this book since I first read about it in the Publisher's Weekly announcements issue back in June 2018, and I preordered it from Audible. THAT'S how excited I was! "Nickel & Dimed" and "Evicted" are two of my favorite nonfiction...

    This won?t be popular but I found this book, ?Maid,? supremely irritating. The pitch was whiny, judgmental, and jealous. This may come off as harsh but some life situations are made from bad choices. Some from just bad luck. But to begrudge anyone else a bit of happiness because ...

    *I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway* I really thought I was going to like this book. As someone who was raised by a bad a** single mother, who fought her way up in the world, I thought I would really relate to this story. It didn't happen. Despite the seriousness of the topi...

    Why I love it by Meghan Maclean Weir Cleaning houses and practicing medicine both involve a fair amount of piss and vomit. That?s why, while reading Stephanie Land?s memoir, Maid, I often found myself thinking, I know exactly what that smells like. I?m a pediatrician. Land, d...

    Oh this is powerful! It spoke to my human and social worker heart. This will make you think twice about cultural stereotypes surrounding single motherhood and about use of government aid. I wanted to high five Land so many times. I?ve watched clients, close family members, and myself...

    Great non fiction by @stepville with so many similarities as a single mother that I often felt that I could?ve written it myself. Biggest difference is that I had a supportive family. This book is a story of survival, motherhood, the welfare system and the American working poor. In a...

    I am so happy I got approved for this on Netgalley because there sure are some whiney pissed-off middle class white privileged ladies with their panties all in a bunch below in the reviews; all buzzing like bees because this author was feeling sorry for herself sometimes in her story. ...

    Stephanie Land has never stopped advocating for herself. As a young single mother escaping an abusive relationship with no help from her family, she found herself homeless and jobless. Her daughter took her first steps in a homeless shelter. Once she was eligible for housing, she had t...

    Many thanks to NetGalley, Hachette Books, and Stephanie Land for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy. Stephanie Land has written a raw, honest, in-your-face book about what it is like to be poor, a sing...

    This well-written memoir is a prime example as to why I love the genre. Reading about other people?s experiences helps us to better understand and empathize. Stephanie Land placed her college plans on hold as she unexpectedly became pregnant; a single mom with little support, living ...

    Maidby Stephanie Land provides a startling look into what it's like to be a hard-working single mom on minimum wage. Maidwas an absolutely wonderful read! I connected with this book on so many different levels. My parents didn't have a lot of money growing up, and I remember t...

    Advance reading copy provided by Hatchette. I wish I could say I enjoyed this book as much as I hoped to when I first received it. This story is so important because it will open the eyes of so many people to the struggles of others living in poverty, particularly single mothers and...

    Rarely do I not finish a book. This is one of them. Could not relate to the author nor to her story. Have read many tales of people down on their luck trying to make it back, and I had compassion in each instance. In this book, I did not feel particularly compassionate about the author...

    Ugh, so glad this is done. I really should have just abandoned it. Stephanie Land is a really hard worker and I appreciated the glimpse into what life as a single mom living in poverty is like. It's not my personal experience so it is good to put myself into someone else's shoes fo...

    I really wanted to like this book. I liked it at times. But other times I felt it was overly whiny. Yes life is difficult, especially in the author?s situation, but that doesn?t mean not taking responsibility for your actions, whether it?s the decision to postpone college, or to ...

  • C.J. Maughan
    Jan 17, 2019

    This book is going to garner a range of reactions when it?s published. 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 impoverish...

    Stephanie Land didn?t experience the best start in life, well not when it comes down to the most important thing for a child - love. Neither parent seemed to have much of it to give, in fact they present themselves as extremely selfish individuals. Stephanie finds herself pregnant an...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #14: A book of social science this one might be more memoir than social science, but it's ehrenreich-approved and that's good enough for me!! ********************************************** okay, so i wo...

    Wish I could have climbed into these pages and given this young woman a hug! Nineteen pregnant, she leaves an abusive relationship. When her daughter is born she is a single mother with few resources and very little support. This is a honest, down to earth, telling of her story trying ...

    In Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive, we meet Stephanie Land, a single mom to her daughter, Mia, trying to keep a roof over their heads and maintain some form of stable life. This is easier said than done as Stephanie is met with numerous challenges including l...

    3+ stars Maid has an important message and I have a lot of respect and sympathy for Stephanie Land, but I didn?t love reading her book. In her late 20s, Land found herself coming out of an abusive relationship as the single mother of a toddler. She had very few financial options, ...

    In ?Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother?s Will to Survive? debut author Stephanie Land narrates her drastic and desperate story of survival as a single mother raising her daughter in Washington state?the home of Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. The ?indolent poor?...

    "Poverty was like a stagnant pool of mud that pulled at our feet and refused to let go." from Maid by Stephanie Land I'll be brutally honest, and you can "unfollow" me if you want, I don't care, but ever since Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson created social programs to help the poor...

    Hooooooooo boy was this one frustrating. I almost gave up multiple times because it made me so angry, but let's just start at the beginning. I got this from Book of the Month. On their description it wasn't exactly clear that this was a nonfiction read (they may have changed it sin...