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    Title: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    Author: J. D. Vance
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication Date: 2016
    Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Social Commentary

    Summary:
    “Hillbilly Elegy” is a memoir by J. D. Vance that tells the story of his upbringing in a poor, white working-class family in Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian values of his Kentucky family. The book explores the social and socioeconomic problems faced by his family and community, including poverty, drug addiction, and violence. Vance recounts his personal struggles and the challenges he faced in his journey from a troubled childhood to attending Yale Law School. The book also examines the broader cultural and economic issues affecting the white working class in America.

    Awards and Recognition:
    “Hillbilly Elegy” became a New York Times bestseller and was widely praised for its raw, emotional portrait of growing up in a poor rural community. The book was also adapted into a film directed by Ron Howard and starring Glenn Close, Amy Adams, and Gabriel Basso.

    Reception:
    The book received critical acclaim for its honest and insightful portrayal of the struggles faced by the white working class. Reviewers praised Vance’s writing style, calling it “riveting,” “essential reading,” and “a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis.” The book was also praised for its ability to explain the appeal of Donald Trump to white working-class voters.

    Impact:
    “Hillbilly Elegy” has had a significant impact on the national conversation about poverty, class, and culture in America. The book has been widely read and discussed, and its themes have resonated with many readers. The book has also been the subject of some controversy, with some critics accusing Vance of perpetuating stereotypes about Appalachia and the white working class.

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