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

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

Label
Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive
Title
Maid
Title remainder
hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Land ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At 28, Stephanie Land's dreams -- breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest, attending a university, and becoming a writer -- were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, working days and taking college classes online. She also began to write relentlessly. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told: the stories of overworked and underpaid Americans. Of living on food stamps and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) coupons to eat. Of the government programs that provided her housing, but that doubled as halfway houses. The aloof government employees who called her lucky for receiving assistance while she didn't feel lucky at all. She wrote to remember the fight, to eventually cut through the deep-rooted stigmas of the working poor. Her memoir explores the underbelly of upper-middle class America and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them. "I'd become a nameless ghost," Stephanie writes about her relationship with her clients, many of whom do not know her from any other cleaner, but who she learns plenty about. As she begins to discover more about her clients' lives -- their sadness and love, too -- she begins to find hope in her own path
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Land, Stephanie
Dewey number
  • 331.4/8164092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD6072.2.U5
LC item number
L36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land, Stephanie
  • Women household employees
  • Working class
  • Single mothers
  • Working poor
  • Poverty
  • Autobiographies
Label
Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive, Stephanie Land ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cabin -- The camper -- Transitional housing -- The Fairgrounds apartment -- Seven different kinds of government assistance -- The farm -- The last job on earth -- The porn house -- The move-out clean -- Henry's house -- The studio -- Minimalist -- Wendy's house -- The plant house -- The chef's house -- Donna's house -- In three years -- The sad house -- Lori's house -- "I don't know how you do it" -- The clown house -- Still life with Mia -- Do better -- The bay house -- The hardest worker -- The hoarder house -- We're home
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780316505116
Lccn
2018954908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1081173410
  • 874426
  • (OCoLC)on1081173410
  • 874426
Label
Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive, Stephanie Land ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cabin -- The camper -- Transitional housing -- The Fairgrounds apartment -- Seven different kinds of government assistance -- The farm -- The last job on earth -- The porn house -- The move-out clean -- Henry's house -- The studio -- Minimalist -- Wendy's house -- The plant house -- The chef's house -- Donna's house -- In three years -- The sad house -- Lori's house -- "I don't know how you do it" -- The clown house -- Still life with Mia -- Do better -- The bay house -- The hardest worker -- The hoarder house -- We're home
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780316505116
Lccn
2018954908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1081173410
  • 874426
  • (OCoLC)on1081173410
  • 874426

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