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Online Author Talk With Stephanie Land

"Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, & Higher Education"

2023-12-12 13:00:00 2023-12-12 14:00:00 America/Chicago Online Author Talk With Stephanie Land You’re invited to an online afternoon chat with Stephanie Land, the New York Times bestselling author of "Maid," as she talks to us about her new memoir, "Class." Adults. Register to get a link. A recording will also be available for later viewing. Live online event -

Tuesday, December 12
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-12 13:00:00 2023-12-12 14:00:00 America/Chicago Online Author Talk With Stephanie Land You’re invited to an online afternoon chat with Stephanie Land, the New York Times bestselling author of "Maid," as she talks to us about her new memoir, "Class." Adults. Register to get a link. A recording will also be available for later viewing. Live online event -

You’re invited to an online afternoon chat with Stephanie Land, the New York Times bestselling author of "Maid," as she talks to us about her new memoir, "Class." Adults. Register to get a link. A recording will also be available for later viewing.

When Stephanie Land set out to write her first book, a memoir titled "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive," 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 her new book, "Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education," 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 found 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 to a mother’s triumph against all odds.

Adults. Register to receive a link for viewing this online event.

About the Author: Stephanie Land is the author of the New York Times bestseller, "Maid" and 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 event is part of DBRL's Online Author Series, supported by David Lile honorarium funds. A recording will also be available for later viewing on the author series site.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Featured | Books & Authors |

TAGS: | Online Author Series | Book Discussion |

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