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La Jolla Reads!
La Jolla Riford Library and Warwick's present LA JOLLA READS! Our local version of "One Book, One San Diego". Every four months we will choose a different title for everyone to enjoy. What a great way to get everyone in the community talking about the same book! The library has ordered extra copies of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. If you find you can’t wait to get your hands on it, Warwick’s is offering 20% off.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 16th at 6:00pm at the La Jolla Riford Library!
Happy reading everyone!
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis -- that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.
A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American Dream for a large segment of this country.
"[Vance's] description of the culture he grew up in is essential reading for this moment in history."
- David Brooks, New York Times