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Just finished "The Boys in the Boat"  by Daniel James Brown and started "East of Eden" by Steinbeck Looking forward to the new Harrison book The Great Leader I believe it's called..

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I just finished Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance.  It was a NYT bestseller a couple months ago.  Gives a detailed look at how poor whites in Appalachia have fallen through society's cracks and nobody noticed.  Gives you a neat insight into my own little hometown. I know a few of the lunatics that get addressed in the book.

 

The author really only throws one living person under the bus, his mother, a pill addict.  The older generation he revered were not much better but he deftly hides their larger flaws and leaves the impression that murderous psychopaths were just "characters."

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10 hours ago, trust me said:

I just finished Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance.  It was a NYT bestseller a couple months ago.  Gives a detailed look at how poor whites in Appalachia have fallen through society's cracks and nobody noticed.  Gives you a neat insight into my own little hometown. I know a few of the lunatics that get addressed in the book.

 

The author really only throws one living person under the bus, his mother, a pill addict.  The older generation he revered were not much better but he deftly hides their larger flaws and leaves the impression that murderous psychopaths were just "characters."

I heard the NPR interview with Vance when the book was published. It sounded very interesting, and very relative to me, being originally from E KY, having much family there, and like most from the area, still call it "home" though I'm decades and many miles removed. It's a big part of the man that I am, and you won't understand unless you're from Appalachia. I still haven't decided to be buried in the family cemetery there on the side of the hill, or up here. I need to decide. I need to read the book. Thanks. 

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Woodcock Shooting or Woodcock Rising? I got Smith's Woodcock Rising for Christmas. Planned on reading it this summer for a warm up to bird season.

 

Right now I like to read turkey type books for the coming spring. Thinking about a re-read of Kenny Morgan's "Turkey Hunting A One Man Game"

 

I mis-typed, Woodcock Rising. After 20 min or so my boss looked at me and asked - What he hell could you possibly learn about Woodcock? I told him I'm not sure but I won't know unless I try.

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19 hours ago, Sage Hen said:

Just finished "The Boys in the Boat"  by Daniel James Brown and started "East of Eden" by Steinbeck Looking forward to the new Harrison book The Great Leader I believe it's called..

Your gonna love "The Great Leader"!

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