Published in 2016, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis, the New York Times best-selling memoir by J.D. Vance, describes the hillbilly values and culture that Vance learned from his grandparents while growing up in the Appalachian area of Ohio. Vance examines the problems that working-class white people face while simultaneously telling the story of his own journey from a hillbilly upbringing to the Ivy League. Imagine Entertainment released a film adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy in 2020.


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