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Hillbilly Elegy

A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

by J. D. Vance

Hardcover, 264 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $27.99 |

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

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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 ofthe past.