The tenacious memoir of the author’s struggle with poverty and single motherhood is told in Maid.

Stephanie has dreams of going to college and becoming a writer. Those dreams are shattered by an unexpected pregnancy and an abusive baby’s daddy. With experience only as a barista in an economic downturn, Stephanie is forced into a shelter, subsidized housing and minimum wage part-time work as a Maid.

Stephanie’s inspirational story is heartwarming. Despite overwhelming odds, she continues to move forward. I particularly liked her stories of the houses she cleaned especially the ones she nicknamed the porn house and the hoarder’s house. They provided some much needed comic relief.

If you need motivation to change your life, Maid’s inspirational story can help see how even seemingly insurmountable problems can be pushed through with hard work. I hope to see another book from Stephanie in the future. 4 stars!

Thanks to Hachette Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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