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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis - J.E. Vance
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
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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
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780062300546 (0062300547)
ASIN: 62300547
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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JLee22
JLee22 rated it
4.0 Hillbilly Elegy
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...
Dem
Dem rated it
2.0 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
2.5 Stars ** It was an OK read but wasn't what I expected . I wonder who chose the title on this Memoir, was it the Author or the Publisher ? I have dithered and doddered over this book's rating for several days as I felt my low rating was out of sync with other readers but I just didn't s...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
4.0 Hillbilly Elegy ★★★★☆
This is an interesting personal memoir, but not the fascinating insight into the Trump movement that NPR led me to expect. It’s a well-written, sometimes moving, always affectionate, look at the family and community of a man who was raised in a poor, working-class area, but who managed to graduate f...
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Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman rated it
3.0 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
JD Vance grew up as a hillbilly (his own term) with a spiritual home in a Kentucky holler and an actual home (actually, multiple homes due to a peripatetic drug-abusing serially marrying mother) in southwestern Ohio. From these humble origins, he went on to the Marine Corps, a successful undergradu...
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