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She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller

 
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She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller
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Five years ago, Stephanie Land was slumped over on her hands and knees scrubbing a bathtub. The single mom was a semester away from graduating college and pregnant with a second child.

She was broke. People cautioned her against it. But she decided to quit her job as a house cleaner and go all in on her studies with the hope of becoming a freelance writer after graduation.

"It was incredibly difficult to turn my back on paid work and have faith that my dream would pay off," she said.
It did. The former cleaning woman has written a rags-to-riches story that's long on rags before finally offering a hint of riches.

Her memoir about her years cleaning houses, "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive," debuted two weeks ago at #3 on The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list.

The book is an illuminating window into the mundane, low-paid service work that much of America never notices or chooses to ignore.

And now, after years of grueling poverty, its sudden success is changing Land's life.
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Re: She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller
inspirational!
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Re: She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller
Another fake "best seller"?
I am SNOWIE. WELCOME TO THE NEW ICE AGE. TRY NOT TO STARVE.
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Re: She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller
Yet another example of the greatness of America.

If you bust ass and apply yourself, you can become successful.

While it is not guaranteed, the chances are pretty damn good you will make it.

All of the millennials and snowflakes who expect it to be handed to them, like
it was some sort of right, are in for a rude awakening.

NEVER FORGET: The world also needs burger flippers and ditch diggers.

Kudos to this woman.
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Re: She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller
[link to www.abc17news.com (secure)]

Five years ago, Stephanie Land was slumped over on her hands and knees scrubbing a bathtub. The single mom was a semester away from graduating college and pregnant with a second child.

She was broke. People cautioned her against it. But she decided to quit her job as a house cleaner and go all in on her studies with the hope of becoming a freelance writer after graduation.

"It was incredibly difficult to turn my back on paid work and have faith that my dream would pay off," she said.
It did. The former cleaning woman has written a rags-to-riches story that's long on rags before finally offering a hint of riches.

Her memoir about her years cleaning houses, "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive," debuted two weeks ago at #3 on The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list.

The book is an illuminating window into the mundane, low-paid service work that much of America never notices or chooses to ignore.

And now, after years of grueling poverty, its sudden success is changing Land's life.
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And now everyone will act like this is somehow achievable by anyone. People on GLP will act like this woman never should have gotten more support from our system, and that people like her deserve to go through this. As if money is somehow only earned if you practically kill yourself to get it. Meanwhile this society worships the greedy and gives them more money. Can't wait until the plague finally comes to wipe this shit out.
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Re: She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller
Another fake "best seller"?
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ohyeah
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Re: She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller
Another fake "best seller"?
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Re: She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller
Another fake "best seller"?
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Nothing happens "on accident".

It's a promotion, nothing can get to the top of the NY Times list without sponsorship and active promotion.

They are promoting fatherless families. It would have been a plus if she was lesbian and black or brown, as well.
When you are afraid of losing your life, you have already lost your life.

Don't be afraid.
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Re: She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller
Another fake "best seller"?
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Nothing happens "on accident".

It's a promotion, nothing can get to the top of the NY Times list without sponsorship and active promotion.

They are promoting fatherless families. It would have been a plus if she was lesbian and black or brown, as well.
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hesright
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Re: She used to scrub toilets for $9 an hour. Now her book about it is a best-seller
Yet another example of the greatness of America.

If you bust ass and apply yourself, you can become successful.

While it is not guaranteed, the chances are pretty damn good you will make it.

All of the millennials and snowflakes who expect it to be handed to them, like
it was some sort of right, are in for a rude awakening.

NEVER FORGET: The world also needs burger flippers and ditch diggers.

Kudos to this woman.
 Quoting: Gelatinous Mass


One day we will have a lot of technology to do cleaning and there won't be much demand for toilet scrubbers. Humans want BETTER. It will come. hf





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