Hillbilly Elegy is a powerful, riveting memoir that tells us about J.D. Vance’s journey from a young, troubled boy to a graduate of Yale Law School. He grew up in Appalachia – in a small town that was drug-torn and filled with misery. It’s very difficult to discern the discontent and rage coming from the working-class whites in modern America, but this book helps you understand why they behave the way they do. Yes, they may seem like a ‘bunch of lunatics,’ but at the end of the day, they are just like us. They do love their country and can do anything to save their honor. They cannot handle the slightest insult thrown at their family members and are extremely protective even though they lead dysfunctional lives.
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