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2 Best Books About the American Dream

Discover a collection of inspiring books exploring the American Dream, its history, and its impact on society. Dive into stories of hope, ambition, and success.


Hillbilly Elegy

by J.D. Vance

4.4 (33394 reviews)

What is Hillbilly Elegy about?

"Hillbilly Elegy" is a poignant memoir that delves into the author's personal journey growing up in a working-class family in Appalachia. J.D. Vance vividly portrays the struggles and complexities of his upbringing, exploring the impact of poverty, addiction, and a cultural crisis on his family and community. With raw honesty, he reflects on the challenges he faced and the resilience that ultimately allowed him to break free from the cycle of despair and forge a better future.

Who should read Hillbilly Elegy

  • Individuals interested in understanding the challenges faced by working-class Americans.

  • Sociologists and researchers studying the impact of poverty and culture.

  • Readers seeking a personal and insightful exploration of the American Dream.


Nickel and Dimed

by Barbara Ehrenreich

4.4 (3428 reviews)

What is Nickel and Dimed about?

In this eye-opening nonfiction work, the author immerses herself in the world of low-wage jobs to expose the harsh realities faced by millions of Americans. Through her undercover experiences as a waitress, maid, and retail worker, Ehrenreich sheds light on the struggles of living paycheck to paycheck, the dehumanizing nature of these jobs, and the systemic issues that perpetuate poverty in America. A thought-provoking exploration of the hidden side of the American dream.

Who should read Nickel and Dimed

  • Individuals interested in understanding the struggles of low-wage workers.

  • Policy makers seeking insights into the challenges faced by the working class.

  • Sociology students studying poverty and inequality in America.