A Memoir of A Family and Culture in CrisisBook - 2016
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In this word-of-mouth hit, Vance relates his troubled upbringing, bouncing from home to home but ultimately saved by his tough-as-nails (and foul-mouthed) grandmother who provided some stability and stressed the value of education, a factor in his perhaps unlikely later success in the Ivy League.... 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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