Hillbilly Elegy – a Tiny Book Review

Hillbilly Elegy is written by J.D. Vance, is both a memoir and a dive into political and cultural diversity in the US, and was first published in 2016.

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The story is about Vance’s own upbringing, being born and raised by hillbillies in the truest sense. From having a non-existing father and a drug-addicted mother, to a grandmother and grandfather that loved him deeply, he dives into his family’s history; alongside explaining possible reasons for why people with his background have turned so drastically politically as they have (from Democrat to Republican) .

Hillbilly Elegy is a truly interesting book. It’s very well-written, driven, intriguing, and a real page-turner. I could recommend it solely based on Vance’s own ability to reflect on the people who was around him growing up; but how he also include a reasoning for the changes of a whole culture is truly eye-opening.

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