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Missoula author's best-selling book coming to Netflix

Posted at 3:18 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 17:18:33-05

Her memoir of a single mother's struggle to survive -- and eventually escape -- the welfare system became a New York Times best-selling book and continues to win literature awards.

Now, Missoula author Stephanie Land's book is coming to Netflix. She announced in a social media post that the popular streaming service has ordered what it's calling a female driven 'dramedy" based on her book.

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Molly Smith Metzler, who wrote "Shameless" and "Orange is the New Black" is writing the series for Netflix.

"Maid" chronicles Land's own experiences as a single mother who faced homelessness, extreme poverty and the struggle to become financially secure for herself and her young daughter.

Metzler says "Maid" will be a beautiful, alive, gritty and inspiring exploration of poverty in America. The book is currently a finalist in the GoodReads Choice Awards as one of the best books of 2019.