Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

When I was in college I tried to fit in with my sorority sisters who would “pull all-nighters” studying.  It seemed so grown-up.  Inevitably, though, I would skulk off at 10:00 p.m. or so - on to bed. For me and my body clock, 6:00 -11:00 a.m. has always been prime time. So when my dear pal Ellen asked me today to host her bookclub in January and recommend books at around 8:00 p.m., my heart soared then sank. Host, yes - 8:00 p.m. though? I joked with her that I could host a book club at 8:00 a.m., and she said “YOU SHOULD! I’D COME!” 

So I’m totally doing it. Please join me and Ellen in discussing J.D. Vance’s prescient memoir about the mindset of folks in the Rust Belt these days. Because I read it, I was not surprised at the outcome of our election, and yet it is not at all a political book. No doubt you’ve heard of this gripping story of his childhood in Kentucky and Ohio and the challenges he saw all around him before he pulled himself up and out, first through the Marine Corps and then Yale Law School.  It’s a must-discuss.  I’ll bring home-baked goodies and open the PPB door at 7:15 a.m., then let’s talk book. Hope many of you early-risers will join me! 

Call the store today to say you can come, (630) 765-7455