The author gave a talk with the New York Review of Books and the New York Public Library made a list of books he had recommended in the talk. In the comments readers give their personal recommendations as well.
Officer Involved Deaths:
Mapping Police Violence: https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/
US Police Deaths:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund: http://www.nleomf.org/facts/research-bulletins/
This month I’m encouraging you to listen to the audiobook version of the book. If you choose to read over listen to the book, that is fine. The discussion will be August 28. If you have a friend who wants to join the discussion they can pick up a copy at the circulation desk.
Just to clear some things up: the discussion for Hillbilly Elegy will take place next Monday, July 31st.
Here are some reactions from a few people who identify as ‘hillbillies’ and more established media members responding to Vance’s book.
R. Mike Burr: The Self-Serving Hustle of “Hillbilly Elegy”
G.W. Para: Hillbilly Fallacy
Mona Charen: What Hillbilly Elegy Reveals About Trump and America
Normally I wouldn’t post 2 interviews but NBC did a segment on JD Vance and his wife Usha, which also includes Amy Chua, JD’s Yale Law mentor.