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Educated

2018 . Biography & Autobiography, Women, Religious, Personal Memoirs . Tara Westover

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About the book

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University   “An amazing story, and truly inspiring. It’s even better than you’ve heard.”—Bill Gates   NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR • BILL GATES’S HOLIDAY READING LIST • FINALIST: National Book Critics Circle’s Award In Autobiography and John Leonard Prize For Best First Book • PEN/Jean Stein Book Award • Los Angeles Times Book Prize   Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.   “Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • Good Morning America • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsday • New York Post • theSkimm • Refinery29 • Bloomberg • Self • Real Simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, KQED • New York Public Library

Year:

2018

Language:

English

Publisher:

Random House Publishing Group

Pages:

352

ISBN:

039959051X (ISBN13: 9780399590511)

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Reviews

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Terence Finn

1 week ago

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Excellent! An amazing story that would be very hard to believe if it wasn't true. Tara tells it in a very readable and engaging way. It is also inspiring to see someone who had started out with such a disadvantage, achieve so much. It really should eliminate this excuse for the rest of us. Highly recommend

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Siva kumar

2 weeks ago

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Reading in this historic book

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Gaganpreet Kaur

2 months ago

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Amazing

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Caroline Lasorsa image

2 months ago

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Fascinating memoir of a woman who grew up in a Mormon fundamentalist family in the mountains of Idaho. Her father’s opposition to the government and belief and paranoia for the end of days runs the household. As a result, she and her siblings never attend school— until her brother decides to go to college and she follows in his footsteps. The story tells of a girl finally leaving her insular community and opening up her eyes to real-life events and history— and the constant struggle between family loyalty and furthering her life outside of her father’s influence. Without a formal education, she defies all odds to earn a Ph.D. One of the best books I’ve ever read and extremely eye-opening to the beliefs and lifestyles others lead, even within your own country.

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Anna Norozi

2 months ago

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Deepika Bennan02

2 months ago

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It's a amazing book..

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Ankit Bhagat

2 months ago

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It is very usefull to learn this kinda books

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Annie Android

3 months ago

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👌👌 great book

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Morten Tullin

5 months ago

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This is definitely not the type of book I usually read but I must admit that I really enjoyed it. I expected a feel-good book about beating the odds and getting an amazing education. I guess that still holds, but it was just different and much darker than expected.

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Katie G

6 months ago

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Amazing story

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Michelle Beck

6 months ago

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Crazy story!

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Melinda Andrade

6 months ago

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Loved this!! Didn't want it to end!

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Mar Shavez

6 months ago

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Shavez khan

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Esben Poulsen

7 months ago

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Fascinating story.

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New York Times Best Sellers image

8 months ago

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The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

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