Brown Bag Books - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Date(s) - 01/02/2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The January BBB book will be 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 Books, 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 Brown Bag Books group meets year-round, except in July and August. Many attendees bring their lunches, and everyone brings a sense of humor. Monthly sessions are always lively and enjoyable.

Books chosen by the group for discussion are usually listed in the Order of Service and the Bulletin, as well as on the UUCPA website.


Contact:           Hannah Slocum (

Facilitator:       Various participants

Registration:   Not required


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