Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating... show more
From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream. Vance’s grandparents w
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
very intriguing read read it for school and actually enjoyed it not my favorite it the memoir genre but still I would recommend it.
This is an interesting and very readable memoir by an author who grew up in small-town Ohio; it gets its name from the fact that his family was originally from Kentucky, and he grew up with a strong connection to Appalachia. It is worth reading for the author’s story, though not so much for the “cul...
What a story! I appreciate the author’s honesty as he tells his story of his own upbringing and how that influenced his life. I didn’t expect to get such an attachment to this novel but as the author jumped around from place-to-place as a child, I became alarmed and disturbed at where he might land ...
I really recommend this book. People who don't live in these areas should read it to understand the people that do, and those that do live there should read because it could make a difference in their future outlooks. I know people just like the ones in the writers family. I don't think anyone co...
A bluntly honest reflection of the author's life and his family history dealing with being "hillbillies." The poverty and violence is not sugar-coated. He reflects on what is considered normal for their people and the change, generally for the worse, that has happened since his youth with the cultur...