'Hillbilly Elegy' author details poverty's barriers

J.D. Vance gestures during his lecture about his book Hillbilly Elegy Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at the Lenhart Grand Ballroom.

With frank honesty, J.D. Vance, author of the best-selling book "Hillbilly Elegy," spoke Wednesday in the student union at Bowling Green State University about his life growing up in Appalachia and the systemic problems stemming from poverty, educational inequalities and drug abuse.

Persistence, resilience and grit are the Common Experience themes at BGSU this year and Vance's memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" is the year's Common Read book, reflecting those concepts. The student union was filled with a capacity crowd of over a thousand.

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