Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

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 we From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town,...

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Title:Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Author:J.D. Vance
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Hillbilly Elegy. A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Sep 22, 2016

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a 2016 Harper publication. When I first noticed this book popping up on Goodreads, I admit the title really threw me. I hate that word ?hillbilly? because it sounds derisive and conjures up stereotypes. But, then, I noticed the reviews were stel...

    I read this book as an advance galley, long before it became a Thing and I did not read this book because I wanted Vance to explain Trump, though he's somehow been chosen by liberal media as the person to do just that (though the handful of interviews I saw seemed more like Chris Matth...

    Very candid account of growing up disadvantaged and white. The parallels between his demographic and a historically, systematically marginalized Black America are evident. Both populations deserve understanding and empathy, but I tend to think the author thinks his people are somehow m...

    2016 is the year of Donald Trump, and J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy should be at the top of every politico and thought leader's reading list living in the Acela corridor. Vance is both an excellent writer and a thoughtful person?and when combined with a compelling story, he's able to ...

    Have you ever wondered what became of the Scotch-Irish, who dug America?s coal, forged America?s steel and built America?s automobiles, who worked for the American Dream Monday through Friday. prayed to The Good Lord on Sunday, and revered F.D.R. and J.F.K. every day of the wee...

  • Jessica
    Jan 22, 2016

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a 2016 Harper publication. When I first noticed this book popping up on Goodreads, I admit the title really threw me. I hate that word ?hillbilly? because it sounds derisive and conjures up stereotypes. But, then, I noticed the reviews were stel...

    I read this book as an advance galley, long before it became a Thing and I did not read this book because I wanted Vance to explain Trump, though he's somehow been chosen by liberal media as the person to do just that (though the handful of interviews I saw seemed more like Chris Matth...

  • Elyse
    Nov 05, 2016

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a 2016 Harper publication. When I first noticed this book popping up on Goodreads, I admit the title really threw me. I hate that word ?hillbilly? because it sounds derisive and conjures up stereotypes. But, then, I noticed the reviews were stel...

    I read this book as an advance galley, long before it became a Thing and I did not read this book because I wanted Vance to explain Trump, though he's somehow been chosen by liberal media as the person to do just that (though the handful of interviews I saw seemed more like Chris Matth...

    Very candid account of growing up disadvantaged and white. The parallels between his demographic and a historically, systematically marginalized Black America are evident. Both populations deserve understanding and empathy, but I tend to think the author thinks his people are somehow m...

    2016 is the year of Donald Trump, and J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy should be at the top of every politico and thought leader's reading list living in the Acela corridor. Vance is both an excellent writer and a thoughtful person?and when combined with a compelling story, he's able to ...

    Have you ever wondered what became of the Scotch-Irish, who dug America?s coal, forged America?s steel and built America?s automobiles, who worked for the American Dream Monday through Friday. prayed to The Good Lord on Sunday, and revered F.D.R. and J.F.K. every day of the wee...

    Hell hath no fury like a strong Protestant Work Ethic without work. Okay ? that was my original, but it should have been Vance?s! Instead, he mostly blamed the poor for being poor, lazy, and generally culpable for all (and few) choices. No wonder anger and angst filled their da...

    Possibly the most timely read of the year, here in the United States. Not just a sociological view of this group of people I had heard nor read little about, but the experiences of a young man raised in this environment and pulled himself out, though he does acknowledge to receiving mu...

    Audiobook My local book club will be discussing this book this month. I'll be attending- I almost took a 'pass'. I'm really glad I didn't. THE CONTROVERSY and DISCUSSIONS from reviews on Goodreads is already ENGAGING!!!! Seriously, I spent more time reading through every review ...

  • Elizabeth
    Oct 03, 2016

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a 2016 Harper publication. When I first noticed this book popping up on Goodreads, I admit the title really threw me. I hate that word ?hillbilly? because it sounds derisive and conjures up stereotypes. But, then, I noticed the reviews were stel...

    I read this book as an advance galley, long before it became a Thing and I did not read this book because I wanted Vance to explain Trump, though he's somehow been chosen by liberal media as the person to do just that (though the handful of interviews I saw seemed more like Chris Matth...

    Very candid account of growing up disadvantaged and white. The parallels between his demographic and a historically, systematically marginalized Black America are evident. Both populations deserve understanding and empathy, but I tend to think the author thinks his people are somehow m...

    2016 is the year of Donald Trump, and J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy should be at the top of every politico and thought leader's reading list living in the Acela corridor. Vance is both an excellent writer and a thoughtful person?and when combined with a compelling story, he's able to ...

    Have you ever wondered what became of the Scotch-Irish, who dug America?s coal, forged America?s steel and built America?s automobiles, who worked for the American Dream Monday through Friday. prayed to The Good Lord on Sunday, and revered F.D.R. and J.F.K. every day of the wee...

    Hell hath no fury like a strong Protestant Work Ethic without work. Okay ? that was my original, but it should have been Vance?s! Instead, he mostly blamed the poor for being poor, lazy, and generally culpable for all (and few) choices. No wonder anger and angst filled their da...

    Possibly the most timely read of the year, here in the United States. Not just a sociological view of this group of people I had heard nor read little about, but the experiences of a young man raised in this environment and pulled himself out, though he does acknowledge to receiving mu...

    Audiobook My local book club will be discussing this book this month. I'll be attending- I almost took a 'pass'. I'm really glad I didn't. THE CONTROVERSY and DISCUSSIONS from reviews on Goodreads is already ENGAGING!!!! Seriously, I spent more time reading through every review ...

    ...People talk about hard work all the time in places like Middletown. You can walk through a town where 30 percent of the young men work fewer than twenty hours a week and find not a single person aware of his own laziness. Why is this guy the darling of the talk show circuit right...

  • Diane S ☔
    Jun 03, 2016

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a 2016 Harper publication. When I first noticed this book popping up on Goodreads, I admit the title really threw me. I hate that word ?hillbilly? because it sounds derisive and conjures up stereotypes. But, then, I noticed the reviews were stel...

    I read this book as an advance galley, long before it became a Thing and I did not read this book because I wanted Vance to explain Trump, though he's somehow been chosen by liberal media as the person to do just that (though the handful of interviews I saw seemed more like Chris Matth...

    Very candid account of growing up disadvantaged and white. The parallels between his demographic and a historically, systematically marginalized Black America are evident. Both populations deserve understanding and empathy, but I tend to think the author thinks his people are somehow m...

    2016 is the year of Donald Trump, and J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy should be at the top of every politico and thought leader's reading list living in the Acela corridor. Vance is both an excellent writer and a thoughtful person?and when combined with a compelling story, he's able to ...

    Have you ever wondered what became of the Scotch-Irish, who dug America?s coal, forged America?s steel and built America?s automobiles, who worked for the American Dream Monday through Friday. prayed to The Good Lord on Sunday, and revered F.D.R. and J.F.K. every day of the wee...

    Hell hath no fury like a strong Protestant Work Ethic without work. Okay ? that was my original, but it should have been Vance?s! Instead, he mostly blamed the poor for being poor, lazy, and generally culpable for all (and few) choices. No wonder anger and angst filled their da...

    Possibly the most timely read of the year, here in the United States. Not just a sociological view of this group of people I had heard nor read little about, but the experiences of a young man raised in this environment and pulled himself out, though he does acknowledge to receiving mu...

  • Julie
    Oct 22, 2016

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a 2016 Harper publication. When I first noticed this book popping up on Goodreads, I admit the title really threw me. I hate that word ?hillbilly? because it sounds derisive and conjures up stereotypes. But, then, I noticed the reviews were stel...

  • Jon
    Jun 29, 2016

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a 2016 Harper publication. When I first noticed this book popping up on Goodreads, I admit the title really threw me. I hate that word ?hillbilly? because it sounds derisive and conjures up stereotypes. But, then, I noticed the reviews were stel...

    I read this book as an advance galley, long before it became a Thing and I did not read this book because I wanted Vance to explain Trump, though he's somehow been chosen by liberal media as the person to do just that (though the handful of interviews I saw seemed more like Chris Matth...

    Very candid account of growing up disadvantaged and white. The parallels between his demographic and a historically, systematically marginalized Black America are evident. Both populations deserve understanding and empathy, but I tend to think the author thinks his people are somehow m...

    2016 is the year of Donald Trump, and J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy should be at the top of every politico and thought leader's reading list living in the Acela corridor. Vance is both an excellent writer and a thoughtful person?and when combined with a compelling story, he's able to ...

  • Candace
    Jul 20, 2017

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a 2016 Harper publication. When I first noticed this book popping up on Goodreads, I admit the title really threw me. I hate that word ?hillbilly? because it sounds derisive and conjures up stereotypes. But, then, I noticed the reviews were stel...

    I read this book as an advance galley, long before it became a Thing and I did not read this book because I wanted Vance to explain Trump, though he's somehow been chosen by liberal media as the person to do just that (though the handful of interviews I saw seemed more like Chris Matth...

    Very candid account of growing up disadvantaged and white. The parallels between his demographic and a historically, systematically marginalized Black America are evident. Both populations deserve understanding and empathy, but I tend to think the author thinks his people are somehow m...

    2016 is the year of Donald Trump, and J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy should be at the top of every politico and thought leader's reading list living in the Acela corridor. Vance is both an excellent writer and a thoughtful person?and when combined with a compelling story, he's able to ...

    Have you ever wondered what became of the Scotch-Irish, who dug America?s coal, forged America?s steel and built America?s automobiles, who worked for the American Dream Monday through Friday. prayed to The Good Lord on Sunday, and revered F.D.R. and J.F.K. every day of the wee...

    Hell hath no fury like a strong Protestant Work Ethic without work. Okay ? that was my original, but it should have been Vance?s! Instead, he mostly blamed the poor for being poor, lazy, and generally culpable for all (and few) choices. No wonder anger and angst filled their da...

    Possibly the most timely read of the year, here in the United States. Not just a sociological view of this group of people I had heard nor read little about, but the experiences of a young man raised in this environment and pulled himself out, though he does acknowledge to receiving mu...

    Audiobook My local book club will be discussing this book this month. I'll be attending- I almost took a 'pass'. I'm really glad I didn't. THE CONTROVERSY and DISCUSSIONS from reviews on Goodreads is already ENGAGING!!!! Seriously, I spent more time reading through every review ...

    ...People talk about hard work all the time in places like Middletown. You can walk through a town where 30 percent of the young men work fewer than twenty hours a week and find not a single person aware of his own laziness. Why is this guy the darling of the talk show circuit right...

    First and foremost, let me say that I am not a big non-fiction reader. Every once in a while, I need a change of pace or something catches my eye that isn't my typical smutty romance. Sometimes it works out for me and I learn something new. Other times, the "enlightening" read is about...

  • Lauren Cecile
    Jan 13, 2017

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a 2016 Harper publication. When I first noticed this book popping up on Goodreads, I admit the title really threw me. I hate that word ?hillbilly? because it sounds derisive and conjures up stereotypes. But, then, I noticed the reviews were stel...

    I read this book as an advance galley, long before it became a Thing and I did not read this book because I wanted Vance to explain Trump, though he's somehow been chosen by liberal media as the person to do just that (though the handful of interviews I saw seemed more like Chris Matth...

    Very candid account of growing up disadvantaged and white. The parallels between his demographic and a historically, systematically marginalized Black America are evident. Both populations deserve understanding and empathy, but I tend to think the author thinks his people are somehow m...

  • Christy
    Dec 10, 2016

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is a 2016 Harper publication. When I first noticed this book popping up on Goodreads, I admit the title really threw me. I hate that word ?hillbilly? because it sounds derisive and conjures up stereotypes. But, then, I noticed the reviews were stel...

    I read this book as an advance galley, long before it became a Thing and I did not read this book because I wanted Vance to explain Trump, though he's somehow been chosen by liberal media as the person to do just that (though the handful of interviews I saw seemed more like Chris Matth...

    Very candid account of growing up disadvantaged and white. The parallels between his demographic and a historically, systematically marginalized Black America are evident. Both populations deserve understanding and empathy, but I tend to think the author thinks his people are somehow m...

    2016 is the year of Donald Trump, and J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy should be at the top of every politico and thought leader's reading list living in the Acela corridor. Vance is both an excellent writer and a thoughtful person?and when combined with a compelling story, he's able to ...

    Have you ever wondered what became of the Scotch-Irish, who dug America?s coal, forged America?s steel and built America?s automobiles, who worked for the American Dream Monday through Friday. prayed to The Good Lord on Sunday, and revered F.D.R. and J.F.K. every day of the wee...

    Hell hath no fury like a strong Protestant Work Ethic without work. Okay ? that was my original, but it should have been Vance?s! Instead, he mostly blamed the poor for being poor, lazy, and generally culpable for all (and few) choices. No wonder anger and angst filled their da...