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Disclaimer: This is not the original book.

A tale of how hard is to move up without going back down once again.

Hillbilly Elegy portrays a family without money on their pockets and doing anything in their hands to escape from the clutches of poverty. Through a lot of struggle, they managed to have a grandchild who would graduate from Yale Law School. Everything appeared to be fine, but the ghosts of the past still haunts the protagonist who is trying to move up while supporting his family.

Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way.

"Psychologists call it 'learned helplessness' when a person believes, as I did during my youth, that the choices I made had no effect on the outcomes in my life." (J. D. Vance)

A memoir of a man who suffered a lot to get to where he is. It serves as an analysis of a culture in crisis but also as proof that hard work pays off and that it doesn’t matter how bad your situation is, you can always move forward. A very touching story with a bit of humor and a lot of interesting anecdotes.

Many people have lost the opportunity to touch the American dream J. D. Vance talks all about in this moving memoir.

P. S. - Hillbilly Elegy is an extremely touching book which serves as an eye-opener about the cultural decline of the United States.

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Challenging ideas.

Some challenging ideas here. It’s thoughtfully written and states facts. Listened to this on my free time and I’m glad I just did. It has been a memorable free time for me.

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The analysis

Great detail! I w taken by the hand through the analysis of the main characters of the story and the main ideas.

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A clearer understanding of what some social commentators are calling the "lost class". Should read the real book.

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The book was spot on and I highly recommend it.

The story of a talented individual who overcame disadvantages in his early life, with fortunate help from a few good role models. More entertaining and somewhat inspiring, than profound. But, this is titled as an elegy and memoir, and not a serious social study. The book was spot on and I highly recommend it.

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Listen and learn ..!

Author writes about a family history of poverty and low-paying, physical jobs that have since disappeared or worsened in their guarantees, and compares this life with his perspective after leaving that area and life.This audio discuss most common and big issues of life. Listen and learn ..!

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Loved It!

I connected with this one on a few different levels. What a wonderful memoir. Highly suggest trying this one out. I was entertained throughout. Nice work!

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Memorable insights to hold on to.

I had a good experience of JD Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy through this book. It gave me deeper and memorable insights which I can pass on to others and be a mentor.

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wrapped up with take-away focuses

This rundown is separated into few parts, featuring maybe a couple stories from the first content, wrapped up with take-away focuses. It is a fast audit. Not a substitution for the first book by any measure.Listen and enjoy...!

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the message of hope

There’s so much lessons imparted by the author of this summary book. The author gives us the message of hope especially in this time that I need it the most.

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mixed feeling for this

I got a mixed feeling for this audiobook. Filled with great insights about the hillbillies and their impressive life.