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J.D. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio, and Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served for four years in Iraq. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University (2007-2009) Political Science and Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude and Yale Law School, Doctor of Law (J.D.) näytä lisää (2010-2013). He has contributed to the National Review and is the author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. He is also a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (2016) — Tekijä; Kertoja, eräät painokset7,038 kappaletta, 343 arvostelua

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Educated, Hillbilly Elegy (2022) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Vance, J. D.
Virallinen nimi
Vance, James David
Muut nimet
Hamel, J. D.
Bowman, J. D.
Bowman, James Donald (birth)
Middletown, Ohio, USA
Jackson, Kentucky, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Washington, DC, USA
Ohio State University (BA|2009)
Yale Law School (JD|2013
investment manager
United States Senator
Vance, Usha Chilukuri (wife)
United States Marines Corps
Mithril Capital
Revolution LLC
Narya Capital
United States Senate
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Audie Award for Nonfiction (2017)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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 is a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm. Vance lives in San Francisco with his wife and two dogs. [from Hillbilly Elegy (2016)]



Well-written, and simply fascinating story of a hidden culture and the authori's transforming journey beyond it.
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pstokes71 | 342 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 5, 2024 |
"This was my world: a world of truly irrational behavior. We spend our way into the poorhouse. We buy giant TVs and iPads...Thrift is inimical to our being...Our homes are a chaotic mess. We scream and yell at each other like we're spectators at a football game. At least one member of the family uses drugs...At especially stressful times, we'll hit and punch each other, all in front of the rest of the family, including young children...We don't study as children, and we don't make our kids study when we're parents. Our kids perform poorly at school. We might get angry with them, but we never give them the tools -- like peace and quiet at home -- to succeed....We choose not to work when we should be looking for jobs. Sometimes we'll get a job, but it won't last. We'll get fired for tardiness, or for stealing merchandise and selling it on eBay, or for having a customer complain about the smell of alcohol on our breath, or for taking five thirty-minute restroom breaks per shift. We talk about the value of hard work but tell ourselves that the reason we're not working is some perceived unfairness: Obama shut down the coal mines, or all the jobs went to the Chinese...We talk to our children about responsibility, but we never walk the walk."

I've been waiting to read this of-the-moment book, and grabbed it when I saw it on my library's Speed Read shelf. As I started reading it, I realized it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I was expecting something that was part memoir, part social history, but this book is almost entirely memoir.

I read this book specifically looking for insight into the lives angry, white, working-class population that comprises Donald Trump's base. On that measure, I can't say that I come away from the book with any better understanding than I had at the beginning. No aha! moments aside from own hypotheses going into the book. Perhaps something more academic like [b:White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America|27209433|White Trash The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America|Nancy Isenberg|https://d2arxad8u2l0g7.cloudfront.net/books/1453059367s/27209433.jpg|47250924] would provide more answers.
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jj24 | 342 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 27, 2024 |
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3 embrace of cultural tradition
193-4 trusting institutions
220 social capital chap 13
22-2 mannersw
237 Christianity
243 courts 261
249 pajamas
256 what can we do?
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keithhamblen | 342 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 27, 2024 |
It’s weird to read autobiography of a 40-yr-old. It starts off rather mundane but picks up nicely as you get further along.
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br77rino | 342 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 25, 2024 |



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