Tue
29

Brown Bag Book Club: Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Tue, 2018-05-29 12:00 - 13:00

Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, 2016 

A compassionate, discerning sociological analysis of the white underclass that has helped drive the politics of rebellion, particularly the ascent of Donald J. Trump. Combining thoughtful inquiry with firsthand experience, Mr. Vance has inadvertently provided a civilized reference guide for an uncivilized election, and he’s done so in a vocabulary intelligible to both Democrats and Republicans.

 

"You will not read a more important book about America this year."—The Economist

"A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal

"Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times