Petaluma - While the gap between upper-middle-class Americans and the working poor widens, grueling low-wage domestic and service work — primarily done by women – fuels the economic success of the wealthy. Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. While she worked hard to scratch her way out of poverty, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of overworked and underpaid Americans.