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Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
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it was amazing

I finished this book days ago, but have been mulling it over, unsure how to put my thoughts into words for this review.
J.D. Vance explores a world that, while very different from mine, hits close to home. There are many aspects of his story and culture that parallel that of my upbringing and my family. He has created a striking deconstruction of hillbilly culture and that of working-class Americans. Beyond being captivating for its narrative, the statistics and norms Vance presents are arresting in their reality. I can't think of a demographic that wouldn't benefit from reading this.

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Reading Progress

April 21, 2019 – Started Reading
April 21, 2019 – Shelved
April 26, 2019 – Finished Reading

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