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

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

J.D. Vance

nonfiction sociology informative reflective medium-paced

257 pages | first published 2016

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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 classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis...
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reflective 71%
informative 65%
emotional 42%
inspiring 26%
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challenging 22%
hopeful 18%
dark 15%
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lighthearted 1%

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