MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Hachette Books, (2019). SIGNED first edition - A portrait of a young mother surviving by cobbling together working long hours in a physically demanding and sometimes degrading job as a house cleaner and a group of governments benefits (WIC, SNAP, child care credits, etc) that show just how far these are from a realistic "safety net." It begins with the poignant comment that her daughter took her first step in a homeless shelter, where she was living after fleeing an abusive relationship. Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. SIGNED on the title page. Although this book is described as the "inspiration" for the very popular Netflix series, the book is far better. 270 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.