Very good read. I appreciate personal perception of the challenges related to poverty and single parenting.
Not what I expected, even though I read the tagline. Although, being a housecleaner is part of her life, her struggles would have been the same in most occupations. Stephanie land is a talented writer with a strong voice. Im always suspect when an author reads his/her own work. But her voice is as compelling as her writing. No one else could have read it. Looking forward to more titles by this author.
Wonderful opportunity for discussion at our book club.
I was once a struggling single mom of 3 children in Pacific NW, also. I ,too, had to barter daycare and help with rent, college, etc. But I did it! On the positive side: I think Stephanie has a great future in writing and enjoyed her narration. I'm proud she overcame her challenges. Negative: I was taken back by so much passive aggression towards so helpful programs and people she encountered. No one in this world goes without any regrets or challenges, but I tired of the whining and blaming everyone else. Still, I would read and listen to her again, but hopefully something happier!
Horrible. Not at all what I was expecting. This is not a look into the life of a hard-working maid and her struggles as a single mom. This is a pity party for a grown woman who never takes responsibility for her own actions. She blames everyone else for her problems. She spent her twenties partying instead of becoming financially stable and then got accidentally pregnant and kept the baby. She continued to make very poor financial decisions that weren't in the best interest of her child. This entire book was her complaining about the results of these choices with zero self-reflection. This was a huge waste of my time. I will continue to look for a memoir on this topic that has some actual substance!
I prefer a professional narrator. I believe only 5% of do gooder parts are true and what’s most true is the whiney whoa is me story that drones on and is basically repeated in every chapter. I’m shocked this book has such a high rating and the only one out of 100’s I’ve listened to that makes me want my money back.
This was a pretty good listen. It kept my attention the whole time. I thoroughly enjoyed the narration of it.