Hillbilly Elegy is Just One Story

I did not hate it and if you hate me for that, so be it.

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es, it absolutely depicts Appalachia in a less than ideal light. This damaging perpetuation of the idea that poverty and poorness is any one person’s fault, and the answer is to find our imaginary bootstraps, yank them up, and find ourselves at the helm of success is categorically false. It has been false for decades and will continue to be…



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