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

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"You will not read a more important book about America this year."—The Economist

"A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal

"Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful 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

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.

But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

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.

Booko found 16 book editions of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Aug, 2016 eBook $14.99 Click to Check
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Nov, 2017 Paperback $16.13 $8.85
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Nov, 2016 Paperback $17.50 $14.95
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Hillbilly Elegy
May, 2018 eBook $18.26 Click to Check
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Hillbilly Elegy
Jun, 2017 Paperback $22.96 $25.25
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Hillbilly Elegy
Aug, 2017 Paperback $24.53 $25.25
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Hillbilly Elegy
Jun, 2016 Hardcover $26.66 $14.65
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir
Jun, 2016 Audio CD $32.78 $46.59
Hillbilly-Elegie: Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise
Hillbilly-Elegie: Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise
Apr, 2017 Hardcover $34.95 $26.28
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Jan, 2017 Hardcover $37.11 $137.43
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Sep, 2016 Hardcover $38.06 $21.91
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir
Jun, 2016 MP3 CD $48.73 $213.10
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir
Jun, 2016 Audio CD $57.75 $296.05
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