Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.
Written by Tim Feran.
Although he achieved fame as the author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, J.D. Vance says that the main reason he is coming home to Ohio has less to do with literary endeavors and more to do with his “day job.”
He’s a venture capitalist, and it’s in that arena that he hopes to make his mark.
“I always wanted to move back, because it’s home,” said Vance, 32, in an interview. “But I was looking for ways to keep my day job as an investor and pair it with issues I care about. I’ve talked about these problems and I came to the conclusion that maybe I should be doing something to solve them.”
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Originally published April 9, 2017.