J.D. Vance On His New Book Hillbilly Elegy

interview with J.D. Vance
via Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, November 11, 2016
JD Vance on his new book Hillbilly Elegy

Recorded on October 27, 2016

J.D. Vance chronicles his life and the history and issues of hillbillies in America. Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, writes about growing up in a poor Rust Belt town and how his family never fully escapes the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma in their lives. Vance paints a broad, passionate, and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans.