Items related to Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in...

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

 
9780008221096: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
A #1 New York Times Bestseller 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class through the author’s own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town.

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal 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 HillbillyElegy, 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.

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.

About the Author:
J. D. Vance is a former Marine and a graduate of Yale Law School. He is a regular contributor to the National Review. He lives in Washington, DC.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • PublisherHarper Collins
  • Publication date2016
  • ISBN 10 000822109X
  • ISBN 13 9780008221096
  • BindingHardcover
  • Number of pages264
  • Rating

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780062300546: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  ISBN 13:  9780062300546
Publisher: Harper, 2016
Hardcover

9780062300553: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Harper..., 2018
Softcover

9780008220563: HILLBILLY ELEGY- PB

HARPER..., 2017
Softcover

9780063045989: Hillbilly Elegy [movie tie-in]: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Harper..., 2020
Softcover

9780008410964: Hillbilly Elegy: The International Bestselling Memoir Coming Soon as a Netflix Major Motion Picture starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close

Willia..., 2020
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Vance, J.D.
Published by Harper Collins (2016)
ISBN 10: 000822109X ISBN 13: 9780008221096
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Books Unplugged
(Amherst, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Book is in new, never-used condition. Seller Inventory # bk000822109Xxvz189zvxnew

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 25.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Vance, J.D.
Published by Harper Collins (2016)
ISBN 10: 000822109X ISBN 13: 9780008221096
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New! This book is in the same immaculate condition as when it was published. Seller Inventory # 353-000822109X-new

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 25.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Vance, J.D.
Published by Harper Collins (2016)
ISBN 10: 000822109X ISBN 13: 9780008221096
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldenWavesOfBooks
(Fayetteville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. New. Fast Shipping and good customer service. Seller Inventory # Holz_New_000822109X

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 21.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Vance, J.D.
Published by Harper Collins (2016)
ISBN 10: 000822109X ISBN 13: 9780008221096
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. New Copy. Customer Service Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # think000822109X

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 27.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds