This was a holdover from November #nfn2020. I took a break from it to read something lighter. I have wanted to read this since it came out, but I‘m glad I didn‘t buy it. About half the book are essays responding to Hillbilly Elegy, & the rest is poetry, family stories about Appalachia, & other essays. There were some interesting essays—I liked most of the personal stories—but this is still an almost so-so rating.