Hillbilly Elegy - The Summary Guy

Hillbilly Elegy

By The Summary Guy

  • Release Date: 2017-10-05
  • Genre: Study Aids


A Complete Summary of Hillbilly Elegy.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is a memoir by J. D. Vance about how he was raised to live by the code of Appalachian values. He connects his upbringing to the social problems concerning of his hometown. Hillbilly Elegy is a personal analysis of white working-class Americans that shows how their condition is worsening as the world they know falls apart piece by piece. 

We also learn how Vance's family situation plays out in his life and how everyone in his family was fighting their own battles. They can't fully escape the poverty, abuse, and trauma that is present in their middle-class lives.

Hillbilly Elegy is a book that filled with vividly colored stories that will surely affect your understanding of middle class life in America. The book topped the New York Times Best Seller list in August 2016 and January 2017.

Here is a preview of what you will get:
- A Chapter by chapter summary
- An Analysis of the book
- Quiz, along with quiz answers.