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Maid by Stephanie Land – New Book Release

Maid Book Cover

IndieBound’s February Next List features a new hardcover release Maid by Stephanie Land. A memoir about her experiences in working as a maid to make a living as a sole parent.

Stephanie Land’s Maid is a must-read of the highest order, a memoir of a single mother struggling to survive while performing the household labor that many of us take for granted. While at once deeply personal — you’ll fall hard for Stephanie and her daughter, Mia — it is also an essential social commentary about how we treat the myriad domestic laborers who toil in our homes, often unseen and unappreciated. Read it alongside Nickel and Dimed or Evicted for a stunning, unforgettable look at American poverty and determination

Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC

Listen to Stephanie’s an interview on writing this book about her experiences in working as a housemaid in this interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air

Kindle Edition on Amazon

BARACK OBAMA’S SUMMER READING PICK, 2019.
BBC Radio 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK.

Educated meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land’s memoir about working as a maid. A beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in the western world. Includes a foreword by international bestselling author Barbara Ehrenreich.

‘My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.’

As a struggling single mum, determined to keep a roof over her daughter’s head, Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, working long hours in order to provide for her small family. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today’s inequitable society.

As she worked hard to climb her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labour jobs as a cleaner whilst also juggling higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren’t being told. The stories of the overworked and underpaid.

Written in honest, heart-rending prose and with great insight, Maid explores the underbelly of the upper-middle classes and the reality of what it’s like to be in service to them. ‘I’d become a nameless ghost,’ Stephanie writes. With this book, she gives voice to the ‘servant’ worker, those who fight daily to scramble and scrape by for their own lives and the lives of their children.

Maid: Barack Obama’s Summer Reading Pick of 2019!
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The Complete Grover's Mill Lyrics 2006-2012

If you’ve enjoyed listening to Grover’s Mill The Book Report or watching the music video and want to explore this legendary bands history, lyrics, and back catalog then send us a request for a copy of this publication.

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This publication is generously offered by Will Greaves to our readers as a free eBook.

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    What’s on the Menu at LisMel Publishing in 2019?

    Lisbon Tram with graffiti

    Website Development:

    An update of our website is the task at hand at the moment.

    We’ve just changed our WordPress theme and also added some additional plug-ins and widgets to improve the functionality and the aesthetic for our site visitors. We appreciate your feedback on your user experience on our updated site and any comments you have are most welcome.

    As always with all things technical, this remains a work in progress.

    The overhaul of the website was overdue given that our primary focus has shifted to creating and publishing content rather than reselling books online. We designed our previous website to function foremost as an ecommerce store, but this is no longer our primary aim and has enabled us to experiment with a broader range of magazine style WordPress themes more suited to our needs as content creators and distributors.

    Website Content:

    The site will showcase our in-house publications like Russell’s self-published first novel Eye of the TimeGate and provide a platform for our upcoming publications and other projects. Visitors will be able to engage and follow these projects on our blog posts and on The Swamp Podcast  we‘ve embedded as a live feed on the site.

    We’ve also added Disqus onto LisMel Publishing site to facilitate the engagement with our audience and provide an improved mechanism for audience comment and feedback.

    Publications:

    We plan to upload a series of short stories by Russell over the next few weeks including, The Butterfly Breeze, that was in part a prelude or off-shoot of Eye of the TimeGate. He is working on the second book in his TimeGate time travel series, which we plan to publish early next year. TimeGate fans can follow this publishing journey on The Swamp Podcast and The Swamp – New Adventures in Pop Culture website.

    I’m also working on a few writing projects this year including LisMel, an interactive family history project that will also hopefully provide the research material I’m collating for my own first novel. The goal is to have LisMel ready for publication as an eBook later this year, and a first draft of the novel.

    The Swamp Podcast:

    Having updated and revamped the LisMel Publishing website, it seemed only natural to experiment with new a podcasting platform and recording process for The Swamp podcast show at the same time! We’ve moved our podcast hosting across to Anchor from Soundcloud to take advantage of Anchors integrated recording and marketing distribution channels.

    Russell is finishing the post-production editing of the second part of a two-part year in review podcast we recently recorded. The episode should go up on Anchor later next week.

    Again, we would welcome and value any feedback and comment from our audience on the quality of the recordings and ease of download with our migration to the Anchor platform experiment. Any feedback and comment on The Swamp’s  content and entertainment value is also appreciated and welcome.

    Here’s wishing all our readers, visitors and listeners a happy and prosperous 2019!

    Rui.

    Cheers,