For decades, the lower-caste white people of the Rust Belt were the invisible face of American poverty. But in 2016, Donald Trump rode to the White House on a wave of white working-class rage in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. J.D. Vance’s memoir, which rocketed to the top of The New York Times and Amazon bestseller lists, sheds new light on this underclass. Vance became a media sensation by offering a coherent explanation for why so many white voters went against their economic interests and voted for a wealthy political outsider.
About the Author
After enlisting in the US Marine Corps, J.D. Vance attended Ohio State University and Yale Law School. He is a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm.