What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

In 2016, headlines declared Appalachia ground zero for America?s ?forgotten tribe? of white working class voters. Journalists flocked to the region to extract sympathetic profiles of families devastated by poverty, abandoned by establishment politics, and eager to consume cheap campaign promises. What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia is a frank assessment of America? In 2016, headlines declared Appalachia ground zero for America?s ?forgotten tribe? of white working class v...

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Title:What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia
Author:Elizabeth Catte
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0998904147
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:150 pages pages

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia Reviews

  • stephanie
    Jan 30, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

  • Garen
    Apr 05, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

  • Carrie
    Jan 14, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

  • Bookworm
    Mar 28, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

  • Tuck
    May 20, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

  • Eric
    Jul 08, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte's book is a welcome corrective to the self-aggrandizing poor-white-Appalachia version that JD Vance has been selling like hotcakes. Instead of trafficking in poverty porn, Catte offers a firm rebuttal of Vance's vision with a clear, progressive, inclusive path forward. The book e...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    A wonderful rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy which shows the people of Appalachia as resilient and defiant with a long history of opposition to the powerful interests that are raping their section of the country. I like how she wrote so much about the images we see of Appalachia through pho...

    One of the most disappointing developments I?ve noticed from some of my fellow liberals in the wake of the 2016 election has been the tendency to write off regions of the country that supported Trump and to blame residents of those regions for electing him. This has led to some takin...

    I agree with many of the other reviews that say this book needed a better editor - the flow was really disjointed and would have been much clearer with a more defined structure. But the content is excellent. Anyone who has read the frustratingly ubiquitous JD Vance should also read thi...

    I initially felt bad for reading this book before/without reading J.D. Vance?s Hillbilly Elegy, which it spends a third of its text criticizing, but now I?m glad I read it first and any lingering interest I may have had in Hillbilly Elegy is gone. In a fraction of the length, this ...

    Excellent. HIGHLY recommended. Offers a fantastic exploration of Appalachia from a cultural and historical perspective, while refuting contemporary models of what the region is in the popular mythology. Really excellent book. Includes a BRILLIANT bibliography as well. READ THIS. ...

  • Carrie
    Apr 30, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte's book is a welcome corrective to the self-aggrandizing poor-white-Appalachia version that JD Vance has been selling like hotcakes. Instead of trafficking in poverty porn, Catte offers a firm rebuttal of Vance's vision with a clear, progressive, inclusive path forward. The book e...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    A wonderful rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy which shows the people of Appalachia as resilient and defiant with a long history of opposition to the powerful interests that are raping their section of the country. I like how she wrote so much about the images we see of Appalachia through pho...

    One of the most disappointing developments I?ve noticed from some of my fellow liberals in the wake of the 2016 election has been the tendency to write off regions of the country that supported Trump and to blame residents of those regions for electing him. This has led to some takin...

    I agree with many of the other reviews that say this book needed a better editor - the flow was really disjointed and would have been much clearer with a more defined structure. But the content is excellent. Anyone who has read the frustratingly ubiquitous JD Vance should also read thi...

  • Dennis Fischman
    May 25, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

  • Rachel
    Jun 22, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte's book is a welcome corrective to the self-aggrandizing poor-white-Appalachia version that JD Vance has been selling like hotcakes. Instead of trafficking in poverty porn, Catte offers a firm rebuttal of Vance's vision with a clear, progressive, inclusive path forward. The book e...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    A wonderful rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy which shows the people of Appalachia as resilient and defiant with a long history of opposition to the powerful interests that are raping their section of the country. I like how she wrote so much about the images we see of Appalachia through pho...

    One of the most disappointing developments I?ve noticed from some of my fellow liberals in the wake of the 2016 election has been the tendency to write off regions of the country that supported Trump and to blame residents of those regions for electing him. This has led to some takin...

    I agree with many of the other reviews that say this book needed a better editor - the flow was really disjointed and would have been much clearer with a more defined structure. But the content is excellent. Anyone who has read the frustratingly ubiquitous JD Vance should also read thi...

    I initially felt bad for reading this book before/without reading J.D. Vance?s Hillbilly Elegy, which it spends a third of its text criticizing, but now I?m glad I read it first and any lingering interest I may have had in Hillbilly Elegy is gone. In a fraction of the length, this ...

    Excellent. HIGHLY recommended. Offers a fantastic exploration of Appalachia from a cultural and historical perspective, while refuting contemporary models of what the region is in the popular mythology. Really excellent book. Includes a BRILLIANT bibliography as well. READ THIS. ...

    VFOB 2018 author; read this book after you've read Hillbilly Elegy... or just read this book. ...

    Everyone should read this book instead of Hillbilly Elegy. ...

  • Shomeret
    Jul 01, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

  • Mike
    Jul 11, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte's book is a welcome corrective to the self-aggrandizing poor-white-Appalachia version that JD Vance has been selling like hotcakes. Instead of trafficking in poverty porn, Catte offers a firm rebuttal of Vance's vision with a clear, progressive, inclusive path forward. The book e...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    A wonderful rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy which shows the people of Appalachia as resilient and defiant with a long history of opposition to the powerful interests that are raping their section of the country. I like how she wrote so much about the images we see of Appalachia through pho...

    One of the most disappointing developments I?ve noticed from some of my fellow liberals in the wake of the 2016 election has been the tendency to write off regions of the country that supported Trump and to blame residents of those regions for electing him. This has led to some takin...

  • Miri
    Mar 24, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte's book is a welcome corrective to the self-aggrandizing poor-white-Appalachia version that JD Vance has been selling like hotcakes. Instead of trafficking in poverty porn, Catte offers a firm rebuttal of Vance's vision with a clear, progressive, inclusive path forward. The book e...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    A wonderful rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy which shows the people of Appalachia as resilient and defiant with a long history of opposition to the powerful interests that are raping their section of the country. I like how she wrote so much about the images we see of Appalachia through pho...

    One of the most disappointing developments I?ve noticed from some of my fellow liberals in the wake of the 2016 election has been the tendency to write off regions of the country that supported Trump and to blame residents of those regions for electing him. This has led to some takin...

    I agree with many of the other reviews that say this book needed a better editor - the flow was really disjointed and would have been much clearer with a more defined structure. But the content is excellent. Anyone who has read the frustratingly ubiquitous JD Vance should also read thi...

    I initially felt bad for reading this book before/without reading J.D. Vance?s Hillbilly Elegy, which it spends a third of its text criticizing, but now I?m glad I read it first and any lingering interest I may have had in Hillbilly Elegy is gone. In a fraction of the length, this ...

  • Monica
    Apr 21, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

  • Ryan
    Feb 09, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte's book is a welcome corrective to the self-aggrandizing poor-white-Appalachia version that JD Vance has been selling like hotcakes. Instead of trafficking in poverty porn, Catte offers a firm rebuttal of Vance's vision with a clear, progressive, inclusive path forward. The book e...

  • notgettingenough
    Jul 05, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

  • Ashley
    Mar 12, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

  • Krista
    Apr 19, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte's book is a welcome corrective to the self-aggrandizing poor-white-Appalachia version that JD Vance has been selling like hotcakes. Instead of trafficking in poverty porn, Catte offers a firm rebuttal of Vance's vision with a clear, progressive, inclusive path forward. The book e...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    A wonderful rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy which shows the people of Appalachia as resilient and defiant with a long history of opposition to the powerful interests that are raping their section of the country. I like how she wrote so much about the images we see of Appalachia through pho...

    One of the most disappointing developments I?ve noticed from some of my fellow liberals in the wake of the 2016 election has been the tendency to write off regions of the country that supported Trump and to blame residents of those regions for electing him. This has led to some takin...

    I agree with many of the other reviews that say this book needed a better editor - the flow was really disjointed and would have been much clearer with a more defined structure. But the content is excellent. Anyone who has read the frustratingly ubiquitous JD Vance should also read thi...

    I initially felt bad for reading this book before/without reading J.D. Vance?s Hillbilly Elegy, which it spends a third of its text criticizing, but now I?m glad I read it first and any lingering interest I may have had in Hillbilly Elegy is gone. In a fraction of the length, this ...

    Excellent. HIGHLY recommended. Offers a fantastic exploration of Appalachia from a cultural and historical perspective, while refuting contemporary models of what the region is in the popular mythology. Really excellent book. Includes a BRILLIANT bibliography as well. READ THIS. ...

    VFOB 2018 author; read this book after you've read Hillbilly Elegy... or just read this book. ...

  • Jessaka
    Mar 15, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

  • Bonnie
    Apr 26, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

  • Scott Schneider
    Mar 19, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte's book is a welcome corrective to the self-aggrandizing poor-white-Appalachia version that JD Vance has been selling like hotcakes. Instead of trafficking in poverty porn, Catte offers a firm rebuttal of Vance's vision with a clear, progressive, inclusive path forward. The book e...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

    A wonderful rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy which shows the people of Appalachia as resilient and defiant with a long history of opposition to the powerful interests that are raping their section of the country. I like how she wrote so much about the images we see of Appalachia through pho...

  • David
    Mar 18, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

  • Melanie
    Feb 19, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

  • Karin
    Mar 16, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

  • Judy
    Apr 12, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...

    Summarizing this book is an act in creating understatements, because in under 150 pages it addresses the outsider stereotyping of Appalachia as the main hub of "Trump Country" and the story that West Virginia, et. al. was responsible for Trump winning the election; it tackles the logic...

    I had never read J.D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' after reading/hearing from other voices stating that it's really not a good representation of his subject(s) and that it's really more about a launching a political office career. So when I saw Catte's response plus a few other articles i...

    Catte's book is a welcome corrective to the self-aggrandizing poor-white-Appalachia version that JD Vance has been selling like hotcakes. Instead of trafficking in poverty porn, Catte offers a firm rebuttal of Vance's vision with a clear, progressive, inclusive path forward. The book e...

    Catte seems to have written this book primarily to express her anger over J. D. Vance's book Hillbilly Elegy, which she sees as biased and unfair. She presents some of the history of Appalachia and how the people living there have been used and cheated in order to enrich the coffers of...

  • Sean
    Jan 25, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

  • Matthew Noe
    Feb 10, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

  • Bruce
    Feb 28, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

  • Mary Ralph
    Apr 21, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

  • Rachel Blakeman
    Feb 12, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

  • Duane Gosser
    Feb 28, 2018

    A Rebuttal to Hillbilly Elegy While reading Hillbilly Elegy was a fun read, I also saw it as a book that held the same ideals as those of a certain segment of our society that believe that you just need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get religion, and then all will be okay...

    If you felt at all compelled to read Hillbilly Elegy, do yourself a favor by reading Elizabeth Catte's work. She convincingly tears apart many of the stereotypes Vance perpetuates, giving a much more nuanced history of the region, from the vast exploitation of land, people, and resourc...

    I started reading Elizabeth Catte?s book and could not stop. I?ve underlined and written notes all through the text of course. My guess is that a good proportion of my friends saw thorough J. D. Vance?s hideous ?Hillbilly Elegy?, but it?s a monster best seller and soon to b...

    To begin with a mea culpa. Even though I knew Catte was fighting against the stereotypes, I still expected this book to be a sort of coffee table book one might find described in Stuff White People Like . A sumptuous publication in large format comprising artistic black and white phot...

    She gives voice to my issues with "Hillbilly Elegy" ("In Elegy...white Appalachians take on the qualities of an oppressed minority much in the same way that conservative individuals view African Americans: as people who have suffered hardships, but ultimately are only holding themselve...

    I?m going to quit my job and walk the earth with a knapsack full of copies of this book and hand them out whenever I hear someone mention hillbilly elegy. ...

    When I came across commentary about Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance, I thought about what I knew of the history of the region and it didn't sit right. So I never did read it. I figured that I wouldn't get any fresh insight from Vance. I read Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders many years...

    Everyone, please read this book. ...

    Not just a refreshing rebuttal to JD Vance's troubling memoir; a great leftist primer on diversity and agency in Appalachia. ...

    Author highlights the blacks liberals Latinos progressives of this mountain region and how tree and coal and people exploitation has shaped the culture and economy. And how many many people are fighting to change that pattern. ...

    A vital rebuke of Vance, but more than that, a strong foundational history of the region that leaves you ready for more. Which, kindly enough, Catte provides plenty of suggestions on where to go next. ...

    I thought I knew a few things about Appalachia, but in 150 pages, Catte has taught me: *That sympathy for the region and disgust for it can be two sides of the same coin. *That any problem you can find in Appalachia, you can find all over America. *That the image of Appalachia...

    Myths (not to say "Lies") about Appalachia have a long history of being used for various purposes, not often for the good of the region. Those myths keep the rest of ignorant, too, so that's why I'm strongly urging everyone to read this book. It won't take much of your time, but you'll...

    Forget Hillybilly Elegy. This is the book you need to read. ...

    I finally made the time to finish Elizabeth Catte?s urgently needed book. The parallels she draws between the present moment and the attention paid to Appalachia during the War on Poverty are important. She traces an important alternate history of Appalachia, one of resistance and ex...

    I'm not sure what I am getting wrong about Appalachia and I just finished this book. The author didn't seem to know where she wanted to go with this aside from getting it out the door to capitalize on the enthusiasm about "Hillbilly Elegy." It had a very haphazard "structure" that neve...

    Instead of ?Hillbilly Elegy?, read this book, which celebrates the diversity, pluck, and beauty of Appalachia. ...

    This book is absolutely necessary reading. Push back against those ridiculous narratives of eugenics JD Vance is spinning and get to know some true Appalachians. ...

    Wow! I had mixed emotions during/after reading Hillbilly Elegy but was blissfully unaware of the ties to white supremacy movements and advocates noted in this book. This is a must read for anyone interested in the history and issues for Appalachia. ...