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Daniel Burka

New York

Review of Hillbilly Elegy
9.5 / 10

Review of Hillbilly Elegy

Pros: Excellent insight into some themes of Middle America, great storytelling

Cons: Only one slice of the American experience and it's tempting to draw wide generalizations

Buy? Yes, I strongly recommend it.

A few friends of mine suggested reading Hillbilly Elegy to better understand parts of America outside of my daily direct experience. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical based on the title and the idea that one book could be insightful. I was pleasantly surprised. Vance has a unique storytelling style and great, personal stories to boot. Great book... a great start on broadening your perspective.

I paid $15.99

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