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Book Club - Hillbilly Elegy

Event Details

Date/Time:
Tue, August 07, 2018
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Venue:
Ettore's Bakery and Cafe
Location:
2376 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento CA 95825
Map address
Registration Period:
05/01/2018-08/09/2018
Contact:
Barbara Lemus, '76
916-508-2048

By J. D. Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, 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 searingly 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.  Hillbilly Elegy is 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.

Join us for a lively discussion of the selected book and connect with other alums. Become a regular member or drop in as your schedule allows. 

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