The January BBB book selection is Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (non fiction) by J.D. Vance. “[Vance’s] description of the culture he grew up in is essential reading for this moment in history.” (David Brooks, NYT) “A compassionate, discerning sociological analysis …Combining thoughtful inquiry with firsthand experience, … (he) has inadvertently provided a civilized reference guide for an uncivilized election …” (Jennifer Senior, NYT) “… (it) is a beautiful memoir but it is equally a work of cultural criticism about white working-class America … [Vance] offers a compelling explanation for why it’s so hard for someone who grew up the way he did to make it … ” (WSJ) “… Vance’s memoir … offers a starkly honest look at what that shattering of faith feels like for a family who lived through it.” (The Economist)
Please join us on Tuesday, January 2 at noon in the Fireside Room to discuss this though-provoking, controversial book.
The February book will be The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Senoker.