Waterstones Nonfiction Book of the Month (June)
‘THE POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR’ Sunday Times
‘You will not read a more important book about America this year’ Economist
‘A memoir of life in the Trump-voting white working class is the political book of the year’ Sunday Times
‘Hillbilly Elegy’ is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis – that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of the United States that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.