Hillbilly Eligy

The Hillbilly Eligy by J. D. Vance is a memoir of a boy growing up in Ohio in a [sic] white working class family that had its fair share of hardship and troubles with addiction. Its written very straightforwardly and conjures a vivid picture of the author’s upbringing. I read this book because it was being billed online as a good insight into a part of America that had been out of sight and out of mind. I don’t think this wholly explains why the ‘16 election swung the way it did but nevertheless a worthwhile read.

Tidbits I took away from this book were: