Author and US Army veteran J.D. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio and later wrote a juggernaut of a memoir about his working-class roots called Hillbilly Elegy. His unflinching look at the so-called American Dream from the perspective of a segment of the populace often marginalized or ignored attracted champions and detractors on both sides of the political aisle. Vance doesn’t shy away from telling the painful truth about his upbringing and the lives of the people around him and, love or hate the book, Hillbilly Elegy is an unforgettable piece of work. Hear Vance discuss Hillbilly Elegy at Bowling Green State University as part of its Common Read author presentation program. Registration is required. 7pm. Wednesday, November 29.
BGSU’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union
806 Ridge St., Bowling Green
419-372-9000 | bgsu.edu