Book discussion - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am

If you didn't have a chance to catch the campus events in early October, please join us at this discussion.  

In Hillbilly Elegy, Vance provides his personal reflection on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family in the Midwest. The ninth book in the history of the Go Big Read program, this year’s selection offers “a deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures.” The author is acutely aware of the many struggles “hillbilly” populations face—having himself descended from Kentucky “hill people” and grown up in a declining Ohio steel town. (

Book cover of Hillbilly Elegy