An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityTara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains... show more
An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityTara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peac
Publisher: Random House
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Title: Educated: A Memoir Author: Tara Westover Publish Date: February 20, 2018 Publisher: Random House Format: Hardcover Page Count: 334 pages Source: Library Date Read: February 16-18, 2020 Review I had no intention of reading this book on my own; it was my IRL book club pick. I read the glowi...
This is the most suspenceful and the most terrifying book I will read all year. I thought I was going to read a book about how a kid with no education managed to acquire one, and there is some of that. But mostly this is a book about an ongoing true crime, even if no one ever frames it that way. W...
Tara was raised on an isolated farm in Idaho. There she was homeschooled on occasion by her mother. Her dad has issues and was working on living off the grid. He supported the family by scrapping and building contracting. Her mother was a midwife and essential oil/homeopathy healer. When Tara was 16...
The first thing I noticed when starting this compulsively readable memoir was that the circumstances of the family depicted in the book are less isolated than I expected. The blurb made me think they live way above the mountains of Idaho, cut off from civilization, but that is not the case. They liv...
This book was in intense read. The family gets into so many car crashes for people who don't have insurance! I had to resort to skimming several times because Westover does not sugarcoat the more grotesque aspects of what happened to her and her family. But the parts that I could read are very compe...