An Evening with Author Stephanie Land
In partnership with Fact & Fiction bookstore, Missoula Public Library hosts New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land who will discuss her latest work Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education with a book signing to follow. This discussion will be moderated by Hank Green.
When Stephanie Land set out to write her memoir Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, the book was called “an eye-opening journey into the lives of the working poor” (People). Later it was 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 out of poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions. Class paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire, and professional ambition. Who has the right to create art? Who has the right to go to college? And what kind of work is valued in our culture? In clear, candid, and moving prose, Class grapples with these questions, offering a searing indictment of America’s educational system and an inspiring testimony of a mother’s triumph against all odds.
*For this after-hours event the Main St entrance doors will open at 6:30 pm. All other doors will be closed.
Stephanie Land is the author of the New York Times bestseller Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. 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 on Stephanie’s Instagram and Facebook. For this after-hours event please use the Main Street entrance, all other doors will be closed.
Hank Green started making YouTube videos in 2007 with his brother, John. He and John co-founded Complexly, which produces SciShow, Crash Course, Study Hall, and nearly a dozen other educational YouTube channels. His love of the online community prompted Hank and John to co-found other endeavors, including VidCon, DFTBA.com, and the Project for Awesome. Most recently, Hank and John are raising money to dramatically and systematically improve maternal health care in Sierra Leone, where, if trends continue, one in seventeen women will die in childbirth.