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No. 1 New York Times Bestselling Author

J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy: A Culture in Crisis
(2017/2018 Lectures)

Mon, Oct 23
7:30 PM
Available on the Word of Mouth series

“A must-read prism into disaffection among America’s white working class and the rise of the new president.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Author of the gripping memoir Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance became “the voice of the Rust Belt” (The Washington Post) when his book exploded into the national political conversation during the last presidential election campaign. A proud product of Appalachia and Ohio, Vance made his way from the Marines to Yale Law School and into the Bay Area tech world. With a rare insider’s perspective, Vance offers a powerful examination of how social policies and other factors affect some of the poorest communities in the U.S., providing a unique picture of the loss of the American dream and fascinating insight into how downward mobility really feels.

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