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HilHillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Summary

J.D. Vance wrote Hillybilly Elegy. The book is a memoir about the lives of Vance, his family, friends, and neighbors in Appalachia. At one time, this region was an industrial hub, home to factories, coal mines, and steel mills, but it is now a poor area as those industries have dried up or disappeared entirely. The region is now home to a particular breed of person, which Vance discusses in the book.