Author: J.D. Vance
Facilitated by: Mr. Billy David
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 intensely 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.
There is no charge to attend.
Reservations are not required.
Seating is limited to 75.
TALK OF KINGS
Delve into some of the most intriguing and captivating tales in history and culture. Discussions are open to the public and will be held in the Dixon Education Building during restoration of the King Library.