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

Principais insights de J. D. Vance

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


Principais insights de J. D. Vance

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

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Achieving upward mobility in a hopeless world.

The struggles of the white working class in the United States are obvious, but only those who grew up within the confines of these communities can truly understand the obstacles. In this Snapshot, hear J.D. Vance’s story of overcoming his background and finding upward mobility, and learn that the biggest problems facing hillbillies today are limitations they place on themselves.

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Introduction

J.D. Vance is not a politician, tech mogul, or world-changing philanthropist.

This story is not about an extraordinary life. It’s about a young man who managed to create an altogether ordinary one, which, based on his background, is an accomplishment in and of itself.

Vance grew up in the Rust Belt, in a town where people like him rarely make it to college. Welfare dependence, poverty, and opioid abuse are more common occurrences than success or happiness.

The white Americans that exist in the Appalachian region of the U.S. are unique not only for their poverty, but for their...

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