Elizabeth Catte's Blount County Visit Coverage by The Daily Times

Elizabeth Catte What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

Blount County's The Daily Times recapped Elizabeth Catte's September 4 appearance at the Blount County Public Library.

“It’s no secret that I abhor J.D. Vance,” she said.


Vance’s book at one point reads, “these problems were not created by governments or corporations or anyone else, only we can fix them.”


Catte focused her objections to the book on its frequent use of the word “we,” which Vance uses to speak as an Appalachian writing about Appalachian culture.


But in a region of roughly 25 million people, Catte says, “No one person can claim to speak for it.”

The full piece can be read here.


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