Hillbilly Elegy


J. D. Vance

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Amy Chua Character Analysis

A professor at Yale Law School. Amy served as Vance’s mentor while he worked toward his law degree, advising him in terms of both academics and personal life. In fact, it was Amy who encouraged him to focus on his relationship with Usha, which she correctly identified as important and worthy of Vance’s full attention.
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Amy Chua Character Timeline in Hillbilly Elegy

The timeline below shows where the character Amy Chua appears in Hillbilly Elegy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 13
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One of Vance’s professors, Amy Chua , helped him make decisions about his career and personal life. At one point, he... (full context)