Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge

Event Details

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

J.D. Vance will discuss the book and books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

Event Type(s): Author Visits, Culture & Heritage
Age Group(s): Adults