Last Monday Book Group - Hillbilly Elegy
Monday, August 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance: Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. 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. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. - Publisher