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Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch PLAYAWAY BIOGRAPHY VANCE, J.D. MEMOIR (Text) 37516002034822 Adult Audio Playaway--Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781509465750
  • ISBN: 1509465758
  • Physical Description: 1 audio media player (420 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2017]

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General Note: Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Originally released by Harper Audio ℗2017.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by the author.
Summary, etc.: "Hillbilly Elegy is [an] analysis of a culture in crisis - that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. In Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck. The Vance family story began with hope in postwar America. J.D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love" and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history." Provided by publisher.
Subject: Vance, J. D
Vance, J. D Family
Poverty History
Working class whites United States Biography
Mountain people Kentucky Social conditions
Social mobility United States Case studies
Appalachian Region Economic conditions
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