Vance is delivering a public lecture titled Hillbilly Elegy: A Culture in Crisis, based off of his No. 1 New York Times bestselling book, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.
He is now the partner in Revolution LLC, which concentrates on bolstering entrepreneurship and disruptive, high-growth companies outside of the sphere of Silicon Valley.
Vance is also the founder of Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing Ohio’s opioid crisis and bringing high-quality employment and educational opportunities.
His gripping memoir is a powerful examination of how social policies affect some of the poorest communities in the U.S. The Washington Post refers to Vance as “the voice of the Rust Belt,” and his book exploded into the national political conversation during the last presidential election campaign.
Vance presents people with a unique picture of the loss of the American dream. His insider perspective from an often-forgotten corner of the country offers insight into how downward mobility really feels.