The Kreft Arts Program presents an author session with Stephanie Land.


Stephanie Land is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, an unflinching account of her years scraping by as a low-income single mother.

In "this beautiful, uplifting story of resilience and survival" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Land give voice to the untold stories of overworked and underpaid Americans who struggle daily for basic needs.

At age 28, Land's dream of attending college and becoming a writer was deffered. After facing domestic abuse, and lacking any form of reliable safety net, she checked into a homeless shelter with her 7 month old daughter, and began the bureaucratic nightmare of applying for food stamps and subsidized housing, and starting cleaning houses for $9/hour.

Mired in patronizing government processes and paltry wages, Land illustrates the trauma grasping for stability from a rigged system, and demonstrates how hard work doesn't always pay off.

The Boston Globe says of the book, "Land nails the sheer terror that comes with being poor, the exhausting vigilance of knowing that any misstep or twist of fate will push you deeper into the hole.


Meeting ID: 560 323 9518