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“Hillbilly Elegy” Is the Last Thing America Needs in 2020

My first novel was released within six months of Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance’s memoir of Appalachian roots and a youth spent in a Rust Belt community with a dearth of jobs and resources. Vance’s book came out just before the 2016 election; mine was released just after. Donald Trump’s victory had... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2020-11-17 12:01:45 UTC ]
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Glenn Close is unrecognizable in the first trailer for Hillbilly Elegy.

This week in films that I just…I just can’t: the first trailer for Ron Howard’s adaptation of J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is now live. Based on Vance’s bestselling memoir about growing up in, and then escaping from, an abandoned Rust Belt town ravaged by poverty and drug addiction, the film... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-14 15:41:25 UTC ]
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J.D. Vance has launched a VC fund named after a Tolkien artifact and backed by Peter Thiel.

As Bloomberg reports, J. D. Vance, bestselling author of Hillbilly Elegy, Yale graduate, and venture capitalist has teamed up with Peter Thiel, Eric Schmidt, and Marc Andreessen of Silicon Valley to establish a venture capital firm in Ohio called Narya Capital. If “Narya” sounds familiar to you,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-10 20:12:30 UTC ]
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'Hillbilly Elegy' author launches VC fund to invest in Triangle startups

Investor J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” has launched a venture capital firm based in Cincinnati, according to multiple media reports. The Ohio native’s firm, Narya Capital, will invest in startups in the Raleigh, Durham and cities such as Salt Lake City,... Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-01-10 12:20:00 UTC ]
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Amy Adams to star in Ron Howard's film adaptation of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

The highly anticipated film adaptation of J.D. Vance's memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" has its first star: six-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams. The actress is the first announced cast member of the planned Netflix film, which will be directed by Ron Howard, Variety reported Thursday. Screenwriter... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For Communities Of Color, Startup Funding Efforts Can Hold Promise And Pitfalls

Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest seed fund seeks to spur startup growth in “flyover country,” but race can present a starker dividing line than geography. Twenty years before J.D. Vance published his best-selling memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, Harvard sociologist William Julius Wilson wrote an elegy of... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2017-12-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Grisham, Vance, Manson Top iBook Bestseller Lists in 2017

John Grisham's 'Camino Island' topped the iBook's bestsellers fiction list in 2017, J.D. Vance took the top honor in nonfiction for 'Hillbilly Elegy', and Mark Manson had the top-selling audiobook, 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.' Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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From 'Trump Survival Guide' to 'Hillbilly Elegy,' book publishing turns to all things political

The business of publishing and selling political-themed books moved front and center with the dawn of the Trump era in Washington. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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