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Hillbilly Elegy

The International Bestselling Memoir Coming Soon as a Netflix Major Motion Picture starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close
in: Memoirs

The memoir recounts the personal story of a young man's upbringing in a poor Appalachian family, exploring the social, cultural, and economic challenges of his white working-class community. It delves into themes of family dysfunction, personal resilience, and the broader decline of the Rust Belt amidst a backdrop of generational poverty and social decay.

Key points:

1. Poverty Culture: Vance discusses generational poverty in Appalachia, emphasizing it's not just financial but also involves lack of social capital and ambition.

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