Hillbilly Elegy: Book Application


Read about the story of J.D. Vance, a self-proclaimed hillbilly from Appalachia. Like millions of others, his family left the hills in search of a better life. 'You can take a man out of the mountains, but you can't take the mountains out of the man.' However, Vance points out that the road north was filled with dramatic changes. A stranger in a strange land, his culture and family dysfunction almost destroyed his prospects of a better life. Thank God for Mamaw and Papaw who pointed J.D. in the right direction, insisting that he do his best in school. The Marines, college and an Ivy League education awaited Vance.

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