How The Other Half Works: "Maid"
Stephanie Land's career as a writer had to take a back seat to motherhood. With a baby, no partner, and no money, Stephanie turned to cleaning houses for her income.
She learned a lot... not just about the work of cleaning, but about the attitudes of the people who pay for the service. It turned her thoughts about people in the upper-middle class around.
We hear how in her book, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Barbara Ehrenreich, of Nickel and Dimed fame, wrote a foreword. Stephanie Land visits with her story.