A Memoir of A Family and Culture in CrisisBook - 2016
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CMLibrary_sdeason Feb 13, 2020
Interesting read. I learned a lot about this part of the population and hardships that are removed from where we live. It is not representative of everyone in that area, but it is an idea of what some people face day to day. Just the discussion about why paycheck cashing services are necessary ma... Read More »
cmlibrary_jbrewer Jul 13, 2017
May 2018 Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.
CMLibrary_jkrajewski Sep 23, 2016
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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.