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Virtual Author Talk

Stephanie Land - "Maid"

2023-12-12 14:00:00 2023-12-12 15:00:00 America/New_York Virtual Author Talk You’re invited to an afternoon chat with "New York Times" bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks to us about her new memoir, "Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education". Westlake Porter Public Library -

Tuesday, December 12
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-12 14:00:00 2023-12-12 15:00:00 America/New_York Virtual Author Talk You’re invited to an afternoon chat with "New York Times" bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks to us about her new memoir, "Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education". Westlake Porter Public Library -

You’re invited to an afternoon chat with "New York Times" bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks to us about her new memoir, "Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education".

When Stephanie Land set out to write her first book, a memoir titled Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, it was later adapted into the hit Netflix series Maid, which was viewed by 67 million households and was Netflix’s fourth most-watched show in 2021, garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Stephanie’s escape from poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions. Maid was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream. 

In Class, Land takes us with her as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. Facing barriers at every turn, including a byzantine loan system, not having enough money for food, and navigating the judgments of professors and fellow students who didn’t understand the demands of attending college while under the poverty line—Land finds a way to survive once again, finally graduating in her mid-thirties.

Class paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire and professional ambition. In clear, candid, and moving prose, Class offers a searing indictment of America’s educational system and an inspiring testimony of a mother’s triumph against all odds.

About the Author: Stephanie Land is the author of the New York Times bestseller Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, called “a testimony…worth listening to,” by The New York Times and inspiration for the Netflix series Maid. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and many other outlets. Her writing focuses on social and economic justice and parenting under the poverty line. She is a frequent speaker at colleges and national advocacy organizations. Find out more at @Stepville or Stepville.com 

 
 
 


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AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books and Authors |

TAGS: | LSC |

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Westlake Porter Public Library is an independent public library serving the residents of the city of Westlake, western Cuyahoga County and eastern Lorain County. The library is located at 27333 Center Ridge Road in Westlake, Ohio. Anyone who lives, works, owns property, or goes to school in Ohio can register for a free library card.

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