This week Eric is recommending the highly acclaimed Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance.

"I'm a couple of years older than Vance and grew up in a small rust belt town in south central Wisconsin. Though we don't share many biographical similarities, Vance's descriptions of the rust belt decay of his youth resonated deeply with me. The Trump election has reminded us how these parts of the country feel. This book is worth a read for anyone interested in a personal perspective on the rural areas of the middle of our great country."

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