Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
(Playaway)

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Solon, Ohio : Playaway, [2017]., Solon, Ohio :
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Unabridged.
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1 sound media player (approximately 7 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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Playaway
Language
English
ISBN
9781509465750, 1509465758
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9781509465750

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Title from Playaway label.
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"HDAUDIO."
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Release date supplied by publisher.
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Originally released by Harper Audio �2017.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
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Read by the author.
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"Hillbilly Elegy is [an] analysis of a culture in crisis -- that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. In Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck. The Vance family story began with hope 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 one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J. D.'s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Vance, J. D. (2017). Hillbilly elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis (Unabridged.). Playaway.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vance, J. D.. 2017. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Solon, Ohio: Playaway.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vance, J. D.. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Solon, Ohio: Playaway, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Vance, J. D.. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Unabridged., Playaway, 2017.

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