Meet J.D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy.” He will discuss his New York Times bestseller and sign copies of the book afterwards as time permits. This event will be hosted by the Clermont County Public Library on the campus of UC Clermont College in Krueger Auditorium. No tickets are necessary, however, seating is limited to 400. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio, and graduated from Yale Law School. The book jacket provides the following description: The book is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis – that of poor, white Americans. The Vance family story began with hope in post-war America. J.D.’s grandparents moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia 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 for success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga plays out in the book, 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.
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