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Educated: A Memoir

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 17 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 peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard.Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The 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.Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics...

Title : Educated: A Memoir
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ISBN : 9780399590504
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages
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Educated: A Memoir Reviews

  • Cathrine ☯️

    4.5★

    After finishing a personal story like this I’m drawn to reading other reviews because it’s interesting to learn what others take away or if we had similar reactions. A quick scan of professional offerings repeatedly show Morman in the headlines yet while that is her family’s religious identity it’s not about how that particular belief system skewed their lives—people will use what they philosophically embrace to uphold their own desires or agenda and any faith tradition could be at the cente
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  • Luffy

    Well, this one was a special book. I didn't like what I read in the beginning. But it's a reminder of what harm religion can do. But quickly we came out of this Sam Harris-like territory, and went into more chaos.

    There are a few cases like Tara's. But not everyone of them can write like her. She reminds me of Beryl Markham with her biography, West with the Night.

    Reading this book was very much aligning with the values that I hold sacred. The written word, if acquired, can be a formidable weapon.
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  • abby

    "They believed in modesty; we practiced it. They believed in God's power to heal; we left our injuries in God's hands. They believed in preparing for the Second Coming; we were actually prepared."

    Even in a rural, religious Mormon town in Idaho, the Westover family was different. They didn't go to school. Tara Westover's father believed school would take his children off their Godly path, which included helping out in the family metal scrap yard and forgoing the doctor in favor essential oils and
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  • Cheri



    ” I will not make

    The same mistakes that you did

    I will not let myself

    Cause my heart so much misery

    I will not break

    The way you did, you fell so hard

    I've learned the hard way

    To never let it get that far

    “I lose my way

    And it's not too long before you point it out

    I cannot cry

    Because I know that's weakness in your eyes

    I'm forced to fake

    A smile, a laugh everyday of my life

    My heart can't possibly break

    When it wasn't even whole to start with”


    --“Because of You” Kelly Clarkson, Songwriters: David Hodges /
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  • PorshaJo

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force myself to finish. Had it not been for the group read, I'm sure I would have DNF'd this one.

    So I'm probably in the minority in not liking this one. It was more of a 'having a hard time believing the story' kinda th
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  • Linda

    I must tell you.......

    Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions of frustration and anger.

    Tara Westover tells her story straight out through the reflections seen by her own eyes, her own jagged experiences, and in her own words. As you step inside of Tara's story you will certainly h
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  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    So this book is billed as being along the same lines as The Glass Castle

    My little nothing opinion falls around something like this.



    Tara grows up in a different kind of family. Her dad knows that the end of the world is coming and makes sure his family is always ready. He has them preparing food constantly, digs a shelter, does not believe in association with anything government (including doctors)...mom is a midwife that practices with herbal cures. The family has strong beliefs that center the
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  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨

    3 Sad to Say Stars 🌟🌟🌟

    Ugh this is hard for me... I really am such a positive reviewer for the most part, but this book I unfortunately found disappointing.... this could be for multiple reasons, I went in with high expectations... I had read so many glowing reviews for this book I was expecting greatness.... also this is absolutely not in my preferred list of genres, but this also could’ve helped the book.... as I have very few books to compare it to.... I finished this book well over a week ago
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