Cannon Beach Library
EVENT

Cannon Beach Reads — “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”


Cannon Beach Reads will be discussing Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J. D. Vance.

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.

J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq. A graduate of the Ohio State University and Yale Law School, he has contributed to the National Review and the New York Times, and works as an investor at a leading venture capital firm. Vance lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his family.

Cannon Beach Reads meets to discuss books every third Wednesday at the library.  New members are always welcome.

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131 N. Hemlock
Cannon Beach, OR 97110-0486

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