Op-Ed: I was born in poverty in Appalachia. ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ doesn’t speak for me.

WashingtonPost.com | September 1, 2017 J.D. Vance’s book “Hillbilly Elegy,” published last year, has been assigned to students and book clubs across the country. Pundits continue to cite it as though the author speaks for all of us who grew up in poverty. But Vance doesn’t speak for me, nor do I believe that he speaks for the vast majority of the working poor. Read…

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