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Virtual Author Talk: Stephanie Land

2023-12-12 14:00:00 2023-12-12 15:00:00 America/New_York Virtual Author Talk: Stephanie Land 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". Explore From Home -

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: Stephanie Land 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". Explore From Home -

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".

Register for this author talk and check out other online author talks here: https://libraryc.org/sclsnj/36010

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 

This program is brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium, which provides access to a range of talks from bestselling authors and thoughtful leaders.

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