This one came recommended from one of the Institute Fellows of my masters program.
I had never heard of JD Vance until I picked up this book, but apparently he may run for office sometime in the future. After reading this memoir, he probably has my vote.
This book is beautifully written, and changed the way I think about privilege. It has nothing to do with being white. JD Vance is white and he definitely did not grow up privileged.
JD’s story is evidence that a person’s upbringing is a powerful force in life, but all it takes is one solid role model to make upward mobility possible…