• The best friend of J.D. Vance says negative reviews to the 'Hillbilly Elegy' film were the 'last straw' in the Senate candidate's turn against elites

    16 days ago - By Business Insider

    J.D. Vance, author of the book "Hillbilly Elegy," poses for a portrait photograph near the US Capitol on January 27, 2017. Astrid Riecken/Washington Post via Getty
    A friend of J.D. Vance said bad "Hillbilly Elegy" reviews were the "last straw" in the GOP candidate's relationship with elites.
    While the book was widely praised, the film adaptation elicited a negative reception from critics.
    A Washington Post profile reflects on Vance's transition from cultural spokesman to would-be senator.
    When J.D. Vance burst onto the national scene in the summer of 2016, his memoir, "Hillbilly Elegy...
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