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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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DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it
3.0 Life in the poorest areas of America.
I had a mixed reaction to this book. I enjoyed the personal element and family anecdotes, but they were interspersed with 'sociobabble' - analyses and comment that I felt would have been better suited to a thesis.Truth be told, I've stopped more than once, because I was bored. I'm also finding this ...
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads rated it
3.0 Hillbilly Elegy
I have a lot of feelings about this. I relate to it on a lot of levels. I come from a proud redneck family. My relatives are mostly in Arkansas. I come from a broken home, my mom was an abusive alcoholic. There were times we rolled change for food. But with that said, this book, for all its compar...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.0 I have mixed emotions about this memoir
I’ve been meaning to read Hillbilly Elegy for a while, but I didn’t want to spend the $11.99 that they were charging on amazon. If I had caught it on sale for $1.99 or so, I probably would’ve bought it, but that never happened. It bubbled back to the top of my consciousness after reading that Ron Ho...
TeaStitchRead
TeaStitchRead rated it
3.5 Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
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 ...
N.A. Ratnayake
N.A. Ratnayake rated it
3.0 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
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...
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