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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (2019) 1,257 eksemplarer, 66 anmeldelser
Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education (2023) 164 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser

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Fødselsdato
20th century
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA

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I really wanted to enjoy this. The writing style just wasn’t my thing. I felt like this had so much potential to be hard-hitting but it fell flat for me.
 
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EnchantedCabin | 65 andre anmeldelser | Jun 3, 2024 |
Stephanie Land's MAID (2019), a gift from my daughter, was, I've learned, a monster bestseller five years ago, now translated into several languages, and soon to be a Netflix film. I guess I missed all that hoopla somehow, but I'm very happy for the author, because the book itself, a memoir, is one of the saddest damn stories I've read in a long time. It chronicles her hardscrabble years of extreme poverty and barely scraping by as a single mom who cleaned houses for a living and lived in a tiny, mold-infested studio apartment with her toddler daughter, who was often sick from their substandard living conditions. There is much here too about the red tape of welfare and government programs for the poor - and it's not very flattering - as well as the less than sympathetic attitudes of people who are better off. Land is an excellent writer and never gives in to mawkish self-pity, but instead just tells it like it was, including how she sometimes had to just weep at the hopelessness of her situation. I winced my way through the whole thing, hoping against hope that things would improve for her. Did they? Read the book. It's a good one. Very highly recommended.

- Tim Bazzett, author of the memoir, BOOKLOVER
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TimBazzett | 65 andre anmeldelser | Apr 22, 2024 |
Land’s memoir of her last year of undergraduate studies, when she saw the end of precarity in sight (though she still didn’t know how to make a living as a writer) but kept getting derailed by small changes. It is unflinching in its details, including its defense of pleasure and mistakes. Poverty in America is a tightrope, and those who don’t walk condemn those who do for every bobble.
 
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rivkat | 9 andre anmeldelser | Apr 15, 2024 |
Stephanie Land is a powerful author with a story worth sharing. Detailing her difficulty overcoming poverty to raise her child, Maid exemplifies just how hard it is to survive as a poor person in America today. The adversity Land faces can be difficult to read at times, but you find yourself rooting for her from page one forward.
 
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kenzcast | 65 andre anmeldelser | Apr 9, 2024 |

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Værker
2
Medlemmer
1,421
Popularitet
#18,109
Vurdering
½ 3.7
Anmeldelser
76
ISBN
29
Sprog
7

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