Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Authenticity. So many of us Americans live in our self-selected homogeneous communities. We can go months or years without any meaningful encounters with individuals whose lives are very different from our own. Some books can help us gain insight into lives different from our own, and one such book is J.D.Vance’s memoir titled, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Vance provides a clear voice about a marginalized subculture in American society. His personal story is inspiring and offers great insight into the obstacles that class differences can create and that inhibit or restrict many individuals who are trying to cross boundaries from one subculture into another.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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