A Memoir of A Family and Culture in CrisisBook - 2016
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"Hillbilly Elegy is a fast-paced autobiography by a man who achieved the American dream. As he tells his story from receiving welfare to corporate success, he sheds light on the culture in middle America and Trump's presidential campaign. Hillbilly Elegy appeals to liberals and conservatives... Read More »
"A passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis, that of poor white Americans. Vance tells of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you are born into it. The loss of the American dream for a large segment of our country is a topic for all of us to be aware of ... Read More »
"Hillbilly Elegy is a thought provoking memoir by a child raised in a chaotic, hillbilly setting. With humor and integrity, JD Vance takes readers through the trials and tribulations of his single mother household while also reflecting on the turn of some working class whites culture into wh... Read More »
This is a real come from nowhere surprise and arguably Greenwich Library's most sought after title. From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, this is an l account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class.... Read More »
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Other: Topics: Inequality, Race, Religion, Education, Mental Health (Substance Abuse)
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In Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
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