Vance’s Hilbilly Elegy

“Thinking about … how close I was to the abyss, gives me chills. I am one lucky son of a bitch.” He asks:

How much of our lives, good and bad, should we credit to our personal decisions, and how much is just the inheritance of our culture, our families, and our parents who have failed their children? How much is Mom’s life her own fault? Where does blame stop and sympathy begin

This is one fine read! Sony’s got an eye for good texts.

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