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
The second part of my childhood was spent growing up in the northern end of Applachia (Pike County, Pennsylvania - the last town before you hit New York state or the Delaware River and New Jersey). I too come from struggling, working poor parents that divorced when I was 15 after years of emotional ...
Interesting perspective from poor white America, and a heartbreaking one. It reinforced my understanding that people would be much more aligned by class than by race in America if racial tribalism weren't being actively stoked by those in power (who have every reason to ensure that the masses do not...
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 ...