New Column at 3 Quarks Daily

My monthly column at 3 Quarks Daily went up yesterday. Please have a look. It’s about leaving Appalachia, our home for the last twenty years. Comments there are most gracious:

3 thoughts on “New Column at 3 Quarks Daily

  1. Really well written story… I don’t mean to take you to task, but I had completely different perspective on Hillbilly Elegy. I took it as pride in his roots with some criticism, but a lot of discussion about how other parts of the country have isolated and left them behind. Vance’s comparison to the African American experience made a lot of sense to me. And I really liked his description of the love/hate relationship with the Welfare office. I didn’t grow up there, but I didn’t take it as an attack on his family or the people who lived there. But easy for me to say — I didn’t feel like the target…


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