Educated: A Memoir

Educated: A Memoir ≱ Hardcover [ ᥡ Educated: A Memoir ] ⊨ ePUB By Tara Westover ⋘ An Best Book of February 2018 Tara Westover wasnt your garden variety college student When the Holocaust was mentioned in a history class, she didnt know what it was no, really Thats because she didnt see the inside of a classroom until the age of seventeen Public education was one of the many things her religious fanatic father was dubious of, believing it a means for the government to brainwash its gullible citizens, and her mother wasnt diligent on the homeschooling front If it wasnt for a brother who managed to extricate himself from their isolatedand often dangerous world, Westover might still be in rural Idaho, trying to survive her survivalist upbringing Its a miraculous story she tells in her memoir Educated For those of us who took our educations for granted, who occasionally fell asleep in large lecture halls and inconveniently small ones , its hard to grasp the level of gritnot to mention intellectrequired to pull off what Westover did But eventually earning a PhD from Cambridge University may have been the easy part, at least compared to what she had to sacrifice to attain it The courage it took to make that sacrifice was the truest indicator of how far shed come, and how much shed learned Educated is an inspiring reminder that knowledge is, indeed, power Erin Kodicek, Book Review Educated shines a light on a part of our country that we too often overlook Tara Westovers powerful taleof trying to find a place for herself in the world, without losing her connection to her family or her beloved homedeserves to be widely read.My Mamaw would have been rooting for Tara.J D Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy This remarkable memoirone of the best Ive ever readis my kind of miracle The book made me cringe, cry out, cover my eyes, shake with anger, beam with pride, and appreciate the trials that led to my own education Tara Westovers story will find a place alongside modern classic memoirs like Wild and The Glass Castle Its that special.Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire Breathtaking, heart wrenching, inspirationalIve never read anything like this Educated is one of the best books, and Westover one of the most gifted writers, that Ive read in a very long time.Amy Chua, Yale law professor and author of Political Tribes and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother A punch to the gut, a slow burn, a savage indictment, a love letter Rarely have I read a book that made me so uncomfortable, so enraged, and at the same time so utterly, entirely absorbed.Claire Dederer, author of Love and Trouble Educated is a wise and deep reflection about surviving ones family This is memoir at its best.Kelly Corrigan, author of The Middle Place Marvelous There is no feeling like discovering a young writer springing up fully armed with so much talent.Stephen Fry An unflinching account of love and brutality, of the strength of blood ties and the power of imagination, and of a young woman whose intellect, self knowledge, and courage illuminate every page There are passages so painfully vivid that they sear themselves into the memory.Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent Powerful, moving, brave, naked, and completely at home in its form This is a daughters story of how she grew into herself and came to understand her home.Mona Simpson, author of Casebook and Anywhere but Here A memoir that is fit to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self determination The Sunday Times UK One of the best, most absorbing memoirs Ive ever read Stylist Fiercely intelligent a fascinating and compassionate view of another world The Pool An inspiring and important tale for our times.Rebecca Stott, author of In the Days of Rain Unflinching in confronting the cost of self preservation, this book is beautiful in its bravery.Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock A striking story, beautifully told Tara Westover is an incredible talent.Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love Educated A Memoir Tara Westover Educated is an account of the struggle for self invention It a tale fierce family loyalty, and grief that comes from severing one s closest ties by Westover book distressing discomforting alarming startling exposure her Mormon fundamentalist memoir nonfiction but names identifying details have been changed Bookreporter The short prologue to memoir, EDUCATED, begins with lovely description farm, swaths sagebrush thistle coming down hills toward house But this idyll tranquility nature are soon shattered Review Atlantic Ann Hulbert, literary editor Atlantic, author Off Charts Hidden Lives Lessons American Child Prodigies Washington Independent Review If writing not picking scab itself, it only partly healing, another rendering obsessive cycle That may be why people love generally, eBook Tara IndieBound NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unforgettable 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    • 1.1
    • 12
    • Hardcover
    • B072BLVM83
    • Tara Westover
    • English
    • 08 May 2016
    • 354 pages