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LWVPA Book Club - Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive



 

 LWVPA Book Club 

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

Facilitated by Kim Inman, LWVPA Co-President 


Friday, January 14, 2022. 12:30 PM
 
Zoom Meeting

Members and their Guests Invited 





You may have already watched the Netflix drama series of the same name based on the book.
Now join our LWVPA Book Club for a discussion of this New York Times bestseller. 

At 28, Stephanie Land's dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer quickly dissolved when a summer fling turned into an unplanned pregnancy. Before long, she found herself a single mother, scraping by as a housekeeper to make ends meet. Maid is an emotionally raw, masterful account of Stephanie's years spent in service to upper-middle-class America as a "nameless ghost" who quietly shared in her clients' triumphs, tragedies, and deepest secrets. Driven to carve out a better life for her family, she cleaned by day and took online classes by night, writing relentlessly as she worked toward earning a college degree. She wrote of the true stories that weren't being told: of living on food stamps and WIC coupons, of government programs that barely provided housing, of aloof government employees who shamed her for receiving what little assistance she did. Above all else, she wrote about pursuing the myth of the American dream from the poverty line, all the while slashing through deep-rooted stigmas of the working poor. 


Maid 
is Stephanie's story, but it's not hers alone. It is an inspiring testament to the courage, determination, and ultimate strength of the human spirit.



Meet up with other fantastic League members in a virtual afternoon of socializing and discussion of
 these important topics that imperil the lives of women in our communities each day.




When:
Friday, January 14, 2022, 12:30 PM
Where:
Zoom Meeting
IL  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Camille Basak
 
Gayle Banakis
Category:
Book Discussion
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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