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Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to love this book. I immediately requested it when it came across my radar, mainly because I saw Barbara Ehrenreich’s name attached and this looked to be in the Auntie the woman the myth the bad influence shirt vein as Nickel and Dimed (which I loved). At first, I was really intrigued and had a lot of compassion for Stephanie and her situation. As the book went on though, it was increasingly hard to sympathize with her- she constantly blames everyone except herself for everything going on in her life.
The tone of the book became extremely whiny, and the fact that she constantly made comments to her clients about the Auntie the woman the myth the bad influence shirt she couldn’t afford / how little she was getting paid to clean their homes was truly cringeworthy- it was super uncomfortable to read, so can’t imagine how awkward it must have been for the clients she was constantly saying these things to. I will say, her writing is beautiful and I would definitely read more from her based on that. I was so curious to know more about her relationships with her family members, and the other side to those stories.
It’s hard to fathom having family that would allow their daughter & young granddaughter to be homeless, hungry, etc. and not do something to help them, especially with a young child involved. This was a very real glimpse into poverty and “the system”, and despite my annoyance at the Auntie the woman the myth the bad influence shirt martyr tone the author took, I’m definitely in awe of her determination and strength, and really happy that she and Mia dug their way out and have found happiness and a better life.