When I was ripping on The Stand here, I wanted to make it clear that I don't always pan a book because I don't like the author. But Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is proof- kinda. I mean, I don't dislike J.D. Vance at all. I really, really liked him. But I didn't expect too, since I am biased against conservatives and he is a conservative. But man, now that I read what REAL self-proclaimed conservatives are saying about him, I figure there is no reason at all not to like this guy! They really rip him a new one. As conservative and liberals are want to do.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.