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08 January, 2017
Author J.D. Vance does have hillbilly cred — like it or not | Lexington Herald-Leader
“Hillbilly Elegy” is comedy, tragedy, fairytale come true, and mostly a heartfelt, analytical commentary by a very intelligent and knowledgeable kid from Appalachia. I share J.D.’s optimism for humanity and desire for better lives for our people. He, in no way, purports to have all the answers; and he merely offers a couple of broad-based suggestions with no direct road map.
To me, this is the beauty of his writing — the genuineness that after beating such odds, becoming highly educated and successful by many measures, he’s still much the same guy who admittedly doesn’t know it all.
If you read the book and you’re from Eastern Kentucky, I caution you to remember, even if you decide afterward that J.D. Vance is a son-of-a-bitch; he’s one of our own.
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article100925787.html#storylink=cpy