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Oct 15, 2021

Stephanie Land is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, which is now a successful Netflix series. Carol Fitzgerald had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie in two pre-publication interviews in 2019, when Maid was selected as a Bookreporter Bets On Selection.

Netflix recently released a brilliant 10-part series called Maid with Margaret Qualley based on the book, which is back on the bestseller list.

Before the book, Stephanie Land wrote a piece on Vox that went viral, and that led literary agents to ask for book on the topic. She discusses her meetings with the producers and writers of the Netflix show, where she shared both memories and photos, and she talks about scenes that still resonate with her.

Stephanie and Carol talk about elements that enhanced the show that weren't in the book. They catch up on where she is now in life and what she's writing next.

Books discussed in this episode:
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land
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Photography Credit: Greg Fitzgerald