Hillbilly Elegy: A Family and Culture in Crisis

Author: J.D. Vance
In his personal memoir, the author gives an incredible picture of his life growing up in a poor, white American family. Vance takes us through his family’s life and legacy, offering a smart and honest analysis of a declining culture and the social problems that come along with it. Though Vance himself managed to break the destructive cycle, he gains a stark understanding of what he was up against and how it has affected his adult life.