“Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”

Dates: September 18 - October 2, 2017

Meets: M from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: The Space at the Trade Center

Course Fee: $15.00

Please note: this course requires membership in 2017-18 Membership or 2018-19 Membership

The “New York Times” called this book “a tough love analysis of the poor who back Trump.” J.D. Vance recounts being raised by his grandparents in coal country Kentucky and in a declining steel town in Ohio. He and his forebears lived with constant economic instability. On his upwardly mobile track, Vance served with the Marines in Iraq; completed college, summa cum laude, in two years; and went to Yale Law School, where he felt like his “spaceship had crashed in Oz.” As Vance tells his story, he dispenses unsentimental sociological observations about poor whites. He takes a piercing look at the question: “Are the poor themselves, or is our economy, to blame for poverty?” Instructor/Facilitator: Cassandra Sasso, J.D., OLLI member
Fee: $15.00

The Space at the Trade Center

5900 S 58th St, Suite H
Date Day Time Location
09/18/2017Monday1 PM to 2:30 PM The Space at the Trade Center
09/25/2017Monday1 PM to 2:30 PM The Space at the Trade Center
10/02/2017Monday1 PM to 2:30 PM The Space at the Trade Center


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