Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy

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"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… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


Readers looking to understand the class fault lines within white America will be enlightened by Vance’s narrative of class mobility, but as a guide to the new political terrain Hillbilly Elegy is uneven, and frustratingly silent about the writer’s real commitments.

It started out strong but I think he simplifies the ease with which one can overcome the hardships faced by that milieu.

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Publisher: Harper (June 28, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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