DeLissio’s Book Club to Discuss Westover’s ‘Educated’ June 7

PHILADELPHIA, April 5 - Residents of the 194th Legislative District looking to participate in a thoughtful exchange with their neighbors can join state Rep. Pam DeLissio at her newly organized book club. 

“A new way to exchange thoughts and ideas is to participate in the book club I established this year,” DeLissio said.

The first meeting was held in March at which “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance was discussed.

“Thoughtful insight was shared by attendees,” DeLissio said. “It was helpful to hear my constituents’ reflections and their ability to relate the memoir to their own personal and professional experiences regarding poverty and the culture that often keeps citizens from moving beyond poverty. Moving the needle on poverty is the focus of the Philadelphia Platform that was adopted this year by the PA House Philadelphia Delegation.”  

The second book club meeting will be held on Friday, June 7 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and the book to be discussed is “Educated,” by Tara Westover. DeLissio said in the current political climate, where there is a dearth of empathy, tolerance and acceptance of differences, this book will provide an opportunity to discuss how someone transitioned from an insular environment to a broader view of the world. The meeting will take place in DeLissio’s district office located at 6511 Ridge Avenue, Phila., 19128.  Participation is limited to 20 persons and to those who reside within the 194th Legislative District.

If you would like to join, contact DeLissio’s district office by calling 215-482-8726 or emailing and provide your name, address, and phone number.

Sign up is “first come first serve” and interested participants must sign up for each book and date. Preference will be given to anyone on the wait list from the previous book club date.