I started this book last night, and I’m almost halfway through, it’s that good.
It’s a memoir written by a man whose family is from the hills of Appalachia. It’s a very candid look on the lives of people he grew up with, how his grandparents escaped poverty, and how he rose from a disadvantaged background and attended Yale Law School. It’s one of those books that taps into a culture within our society that is little known or understood, and I think it will be a book that I will be thinking about long after it is finished. Next up on my list is Little Fires Everywhere, a book that takes place in Shaker Heights, Ohio of all places – a town I lived in shortly after graduating from college.