Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance: Conversation Starters
A Brief Look Inside:
J.D. Vance grew up in a rural Applachian town that struggled with poverty. Hillbilly Elegy is J.D. Vance's memoir. Vance tells his family's story and examines the lives of white people in America who are part of the working class. Vance's grandparents were, as he says, "dirt poor," and moved from Kentucky to Ohio to try to escape poverty. When Vance graduated from Yale Law School, they saw it as a mark of them moving up in society. Though his family was moving upward, Vance recounts their struggles of living in the middle class. This is where Vance's social analysis begins.
Hillbilly Elegy was a 2016 #1 Bestseller for The New York Times. It was also nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award in Memoir & Autobiography in 2016.
EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to
bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
These questions can be used to..
Create Hours of Conversation:
•Foster a deeper understanding of the book
•Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups
•Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately
•Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
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