Hillbilly Elegy – The American Dream

The Self-Help Whisperer®

Today’s offering is not a self-help book but in typical Sheryl-fashion, I found threads that connect.

Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance is a deeply authentic, heartbreaking book… even though our scribe has raised above so much of the muck and mire. In fact, he doesn’t consider the muck and mire to be all that mucky or mire-y. He loves his roots and the people who inhabited his young life. Even the ones who hurt him.

This is no easy read, though it is written with such a deft hand that you’ll think so. Vance is an excellent storyteller.

When I first heard about the book, I didn’t rush out to buy it. It wasn’t until I saw this movie trailer that I had to backtrack and see what I’d missed:

And let me tell you what happened when I watched it…

I wept.

Why? Well, lemme tell ya.

I have…

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