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If You Liked: Maid

by KJ in #AmReading

If you’re in for a story of a young single mother trying to find housing, figure out the system and build a future for herself and her child–a la Maid–then Lauren Sandler’s This Is All I’ve Got is a #mustread. It’s not a memoir, and Sandler is acutely aware of the problem with her (a successful white journalist) telling this story–but it’s not a story that the person who is living it is going to be able to tell in this way, for all the obvious reasons–if she could get a book contract, she’d be a different person with a different life. Maid is the educated white-girl version of this story. This Is All I’ve Got is a story of someone who has neither of those privileges–and it’s a very different story.


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