Episode 161: Hillbilly Elegy Explained
A conversation with author J.D. Vance about family, community, and the state of American politics.
In his new book “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”, author J.D. Vance recounts his experience of growing up poor in the white working class communities of Appalachia. It’s not just a personal story but an examination of the culture from where he comes from, as Vance tries to understand why so many white, working class poor today feel disillusioned and disconnected with American politics.
This week on the podcast, Jimmy sits down with J.D. for a personal conversation about his family, community, and the state of American politics.