Thoughts on Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

I learned about this book first in the post-Trump world that we all found ourselves in towards the end of 2016. For many of us, who were not so much Hillary supporters but just ‘anti-Trump’ where very much caught by surprise. That’s when I heard about this book as giving one window into the world of Trump voters. I am so glad I read this book; it firmed a believe I had of America; that just being in America doesn’t guarantee someone a share of the American dream. Or does it? Read for yourself and decide. More than anything else, this memoir is a true memoir. You can’t do a book summary of it. You have to read it to experience the pains and the joy of the author and he has both for sure. The

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