Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Author:
Published:
HarperCollins 2016
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Status:
Checked Out
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

J. D. Vance. (2016). Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

J. D. Vance. 2016. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

MLA Citation (style guide)

J. D. Vance. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. HarperCollins, 2016. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal

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

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.

But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Street Date:
06/28/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062300560
ASIN:
B079L5DDB4
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
Other Editions and Formats
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection00
Nielsen Library00

There are 24 holds on this title.

More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
a953d180-3acb-0a16-740d-5e7c7b3edf2e
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Aug 23, 2016 16:33:56
Date Updated:
Feb 17, 2019 08:41:15
Last Metadata Check:
Feb 17, 2019 10:51:29
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 17, 2019 10:51:29
Last Availability Check:
Feb 17, 2019 10:52:02
Last Availability Change:
Jan 20, 2019 10:24:02

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{F22627BE-7FDD-42FB-B6DA-83BF164F4D02}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0293-1/{F22627BE-7FDD-42FB-B6DA-83BF164F4D02}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0293-1/F22/627/BE/{F22627BE-7FDD-42FB-B6DA-83BF164F4D02}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0293-1/F22/627/BE/{F22627BE-7FDD-42FB-B6DA-83BF164F4D02}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062300560
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B079L5DDB4
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062300560
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: J. D. Vance
title
Hillbilly Elegy
dateAdded
2016-08-23T17:36:31.597-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=162&titleID=2411542
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Marmot Library Network (CO)
          • id: 1201
sortTitle
Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
crossRefId
2411542
subtitle
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
id
f22627be-7fdd-42fb-b6da-83bf164f4d02
starRating
3.9

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{F22627BE-7FDD-42FB-B6DA-83BF164F4D02}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0293-1/{F22627BE-7FDD-42FB-B6DA-83BF164F4D02}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0293-1/F22/627/BE/{F22627BE-7FDD-42FB-B6DA-83BF164F4D02}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0293-1/F22/627/BE/{F22627BE-7FDD-42FB-B6DA-83BF164F4D02}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: HillbillyElegyAMemoir9780062300560
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1012212
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062300560
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 28
            • type: Printing
            • value: 28
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 1
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 06/28/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=f22627be-7fdd-42fb-b6da-83bf164f4d02&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: HillbillyElegyAMemoir9780062300560
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B079L5DDB4
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 06/28/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=f22627be-7fdd-42fb-b6da-83bf164f4d02&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: HillbillyElegyAMemoir9780062300560
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 699781
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062300560
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 06/28/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=f22627be-7fdd-42fb-b6da-83bf164f4d02&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Vance, J. D.
      • bioText:

        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.

        Author mail for J.D. Vance can be sent to the below:

        P.O. Box 1040
        West Chester, OH 45071

      • name: J. D. Vance
imprint
HarperCollins e-books
subjects
      • value: Sociology
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2016-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
publishDateText
06/28/2016
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal

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

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar...

isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Hillbilly Elegy
fullDescription

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal

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

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.

But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

sortTitle
Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
crossRefId
2411542
subtitle
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
popularity
15740
publisher
HarperCollins
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1ByAAAAA2r/products/f22627be-7fdd-42fb-b6da-83bf164f4d02/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
f22627be-7fdd-42fb-b6da-83bf164f4d02
starRating
3.9