A Memoir of A Family and Culture in CrisisBook - 2016
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TSCPL_JulieN Jul 20, 2016
I disagree with the Library Journal reviewer that this is less a personal memoir than an exploration of Appalachian culture - to me it was a pretty typical dysfunctional child overcomes hardships memoir with a patina of Appalachia. Definitely worth reading, though, especially for the portrayal o... 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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