A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
J. D. Vance
This memoir by a Yale Law School graduate explores white working-class Americans, a demographic slowly disintegrating over 40 years. Vance tells the true story of his family, who escaped poverty in Kentucky’s Appalachia region to raise a middle-class family in Ohio. Despite upward mobility, the family’s struggle with abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma remained. A deeply moving memoir with humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is an urgent meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
I came away with new insights into the multifaceted cultural and family dynamics that contribute to poverty. – source
A very well-written book. The whole thing is a critique of individual decisions. – source
2017-10-16T13:33:20.000ZRead @JDVance1 Book @HillbillyElegy. Simply brilliant. A must for every international liberal born into relative privilege. – source
2017-08-08T20:13:08.000ZI've just finished this book. Well worth the read. Go raibh maith agat Shannon. – source
2016-08-13T17:42:05.000ZAudio version of Hillbilly Elegy, read by author @JDVance1, was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Human, perceptive, loving, well-told. – source