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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (edição 2018)

por J. D. Vance (Autor)

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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. 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. 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. The Vance family story begins hopefully 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 their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. 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.… (mais)
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Título:Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Autores:J. D. Vance (Autor)
Informação:Harper Paperbacks (2018), Edition: Reprint, 288 pages
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I love the writing style in this, and the story it tells is the story of pretty much everywhere I've ever seen humans, though perhaps with a bit more of an aggressive overtone. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
I really recommend this book. People who don't live in these areas should read it to understand the people that do, and those that do live there should read because it could make a difference in their future outlooks. I know people just like the ones in the writers family. I don't think anyone could have explained the state of mind better than he does. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Feb 17, 2021 |
There were things that were interesting about this book, the setting and people were a long way from my experience so always good to see into other lives. But the author is massively annoying, and seems to veer between explaining why it's impossible to escape from poverty, criticising his childhood peers for not escaping from poverty, and telling us how exceptional he is for escaping from poverty. It becomes a bit tedious.

I just came away feeling very sorry for the people stuck, but with no sense of any way to tackle this, either politically or on a more local or individual level. If it was just a memoir it might work better, but his attempts at political/sociological understanding of structural problems are really not great. ( )
  AlisonSakai | Feb 16, 2021 |
Un témoignage à la fois particulièrement simple et qui fait justice à la complexité. La solution est de même nature, à la fois très simple et bien lointaine. ( )
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My name is J. D. Vance, and I think I should start with a confession: I find the existence of the book you hold in your hands somewhat absurd.
Like most small children, I learned my home address so that if I got lost, I could tell a grown-up where to take me.
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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. 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. 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. The Vance family story begins hopefully 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 their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. 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.

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