Here are some photos posted by the author of his family
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.
Our book discussion for July is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.
As always if you or someone you know wants to join our discussion, they can pick up a copy of the book from the Circulation Desk on the first floor. The discussion for this book will take place on July 31st.
Something brought up by Haven Kimmel in her interview was James Hillman and Acorn Theory. To give us a better understanding of what that entails, here are a few articles about it.
Scott London’s interview with James Hillman.
An LA Times review of The Soul’s Code
New York Times review of The Soul’s Code
One of the things that I want to discuss for this book is the concept of a memoir. Here are some articles that look at how the memoir has been seen over time and how the memoir is viewed now. I am going to print out some of these articles and discuss some passages with the group.
New York Times: The Problem With Memoirs printed 1/28/2011
History Hoydens: The Trouble With Memoirs 1/27/2009
HTML Giant: Get Me Up Close to the Lives of Others 1/31/2011
The Rumpus: Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me 1/24/2011
SheWrites: Part II, The Problem With Memoirs 1/12/2017
Slate: A Brief History of Memoir Bashing 3/30/2007
Here is some census data for Mooreland, Indiana to give you an idea on Mooreland at the time Haven is growing up to the most recent census numbers available.
The history of Mooreland courtesy of the Henry County Historical Society.
As usual here is your interview with the author. This time around I couldn’t find any short audio or video interviews with Haven so I will link to a stenographied version of an audio interview: https://www.bookbrowse.com/author_interviews/full/index.cfm/author_number/586/haven-kimmel