"A single mother's personal, unflinching look
at America's class divide, a description of the
tightrope many families walk just to get by,
and a reminder of the dignity of all work."
—President Barack Obama
Obama's 2019 Summer Reading List

"A single mother's personal, unflinching look
at America's class divide, a description of the
tightrope many families walk just to get by,
and a reminder of the dignity of all work."
—President Barack Obama
Obama's 2019 Summer Reading List

Now a New York Times Bestselling memoir!

Now a
New York Times
Bestselling memoir!

"Land combines her raw, authentic voice
and superb storytelling skills to create a
firsthand account from the trenches
[of poverty in America]. Readers will be
left wanting to hear more from this talented
new voice, and no doubt, she’s got more stories to tell.”
—BookPage

"Land combines her raw, authentic voice
and superb storytelling skills to create a
firsthand account from the trenches
[of poverty in America]. Readers will be
left wanting to hear more from this talented
new voice, and no doubt,
she’s got more stories to tell.”
—BookPage

"A single mother's personal, unflinching look
at America's class divide, a description of the
tightrope many families walk just to get by,
and a reminder of the dignity of all work."
—President Barack Obama
Obama's 2019 Summer Reading List

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Instant #3 New York Times
Bestseller & Indie Next Pick

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Bestseller & Indie Next Pick

Instant #3
New York Times
Bestseller
& Indie Next Pick

“A single mother‘s personal, unflinching look at America’s class divide, a description of the tightrope many families walk just to get by, and a reminder of the dignity of all work.”

—President Barack Obama
Obama’s 2019 Summer Reading List

Hi there, I’m Stephanie Land

My passion is giving a voice to the working poor in America. In my New York Times best-selling memoir MAID, I tell my story of juggling several housecleaning clients while working my way through college as a single mother. We were barely scraping by, struggling through a system of government assistance that more often pulls poor people back into poverty rather than lifting them out.

My writing is fueled by my own experiences. I aspire to use my stories to expose the reality of what it’s like to pursue the American Dream while being held back at the poverty line. Too often these stories aren’t being told. I want to change that.

Even though MAID is just my story, I hope that readers will start seeing the millions of single parents, domestic workers, and those who are working so hard to make ends meet in spite of people calling them lazy or even thieves. I hope that changing those stigmas is part of my story, the part of our story, that lasts.

I aim to continue raising my voice, speaking up for people who are struggling to make ends meet like I did for so long.

Please feel free to look around, contact me with questions, or inquire about interviews, articles, speaking or teaching opportunities.

Thank you for listening, and for being here.

MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive

The New York Times Bestselling Memoir

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