Monday, July 31, 2017

J.D. Vance Comes To Washington

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance has been at or near the top of the New York Times' bestseller list for an entire year. I recently read this book described as "A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood." It's a really interesting look at Vance's tumultuous childhood and what's happening in many small towns, particularly in Appalachia.

I mention this because J.D. Vance will be at the Library of Congress' National Book Festival.

While this is an impressive list of authors, no one (not even David McCullough) can compare with J.D. Vance who apparently has cloned himself and will be at the festival twice!

Although this ad appeared in Monday's Washington Post Express, this doesn't count as an "Express Fail" since I doubt that Express created this.

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