High-Centered In The Rust Belt

Aug 16, 2016

J.D. Vance's memoir Hillbilly Elegy is well-timed for an election year focused on the rage of working-class white people. 

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Because that's the family background that spawned him, before going on to the Marines, college, and Yale Law School. 

His family moved from Appalachia to the industrial Midwest... in the days before people called that "the Rust Belt."  Vance is honest and probing and frequently very funny in writing about his birth family and culture. 

He joins us with personal observations, and perspectives on what we all should take from his backward glance.