Monday, February 13, 2017

"Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and A Culture in Crisis" by J. D. Vance ****

  • Audiobook 
  • US Author 
  • Non-Fiction,  Memoir
  • Originally published in 2016
  • Review:  This was a fascinating memoir of growing up a hillbilly and becoming a Yale Law School graduate.   I guess to sum this book up, I would draw on the author's own statement that the white working class has lost optimism.  This is Vance's story about the optimism nurtured within him by his beloved grandmother, Mamaw. Fascinating story accompanied by the author's and others' policy lessons regarding key issues needing to be addressed to bring about change.  I think this book is timely and relevant to our recent election results. Gotta love Mamaw! 

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