Educated: A Memoir

Educated: A Memoir

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

  • Title: Educated: A Memoir
  • Author: Tara Westover
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 peacAn 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 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 and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge Only then would she wonder if she d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.Educated is an account of the struggle for self invention It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming of age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers the perspective to see one s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

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    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn’t miss. I can’t just leave it at that because Tara Westover’s story deserves more than those few words. I don’t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people who have a meaningful story to tell and that would be faint praise for this book. It sounds odd to say how beautifully written this is because we are not spared of the ugly details of what this family was about, b [...]

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and they were not homeschooled either. How could this happen in modern times with compulsory schooling put in place long ago? Tara made it clear from the start that her family’s Mormon faith did not cause her father’s sub [...]

    She was the youngest of seven, one sister, five brothers. Raised on a mountain top in Idsho, by a survivalist father and midwife mother . Of the Mormon religion, her father preached the coming of the end days, intrusion by the government, built a bomb shelter, stockpiled fuel, food, guns. He ruled with an iron fist, the word of God and the family fell in line. Though there was another factor in her father's psyche that she wouldn't understand or figure out until much later. There were no doctor [...]

    Tara Westover’s book “Educated” is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. “Educated” is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, Gene, Vanessa, Judy, Peter, Sadie, Shannon, Shawn, Susan, Robert, and Robin are pseudonyms. Tara tells us in her authors notes: “This is not about Mormonism. Neither is it about any other form of religious belief. In [...]

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to Tara. Tara Westover is the child of a religious fanatic, someone who sees the government as pure evil. And by government, he means schools, hospitals, vaccines, seat belts, car insurance, etc. Everything we think o [...]

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers.This memoir is so brutal at times and hard to read, your heart just breaks for this girl, and for some of her siblings.Tara rises up to become extremely “educated” despite the fact that she never attended school [...]

    Buck Peak - a dangerous place to live any age!Tara Westover grew up on a mountain with a paranoid, volatile father who spent his days preparing for the end of the world; a submissive mother who was blind to her children's hurt, five brothers and a sister brother so threateningly scary at times, I could hardly believe what he was doing or what I was reading. Tara's story is one of courage, strength and struggle as a child and as a young woman. To have endured the ridiculous demands and beliefs of [...]

    A very high 4 stars.Educated is a powerful and heartbreaking memoir. Tara Westover grew up in Idaho in a Mormon family. She is the youngest of seven children growing up on an isolated rural property. A fundamentalist version of religion fed her father’s paranoia and his antigovernment and survivalist view of the world. Until she was 17 years old, she had never gone to school and was barely homeschooled. Clearly brilliant, she managed to get into college at Brigham Young and eventually made her [...]

    Written with the skill and resonance of a work of fiction, Tara Westover's memoir is heart-breaking and frank and yet hopeful in its telling.Westover was born in 1986, grown up in a rural Idaho radical Mormon Family dominated by her father Gene who was determined to raise his children away from the clutches of the government and the wider world. She had never heard of the Holocaust, Napoleon, or Martin Luther King and she had thought Europe was a country. When she gains a place in college throug [...]

    So this book is billed as being along the same lines as The Glass CastleMy 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)m is a midwife that practices with herbal cures. The family has strong beliefs that center them on t [...]

    "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 [...]

    EDUCATEDTara WestoverMY RATING ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️▫️PUBLISHER Random HousePUBLISHED February 20, 2018A gripping, heartbreaking memoir of a woman who, against all odds, overcomes immense family obstacles to gain an education, opening her eyes to a world she never knew existed. SUMMARYTARA WESTOVER never went to school, never saw a doctor and did not have a birth certificate. Her parents were Idaho survivalists, and wanted nothing to do with the government, schools or hospitals. She and [...]

    This memoir by Tara Westover has overwhelmed me. There is a LOT to digest here. You will be shocked and horrified by many of the stories you read here about the family Tara grew up in. Ironically enough, you will also be in awe and have a grudging respect and appreciation for other aspects of these characters. As I mentally recount the many stories Tara shared of her family, it's staggering to realize that this all really happened. There were many times I felt like grabbing Tara and shouting at [...]

    4.5 starsWow, what a story! This was one of the most fascinating memoirs I’ve ever read and one of the most well-written ones too! From the moment I started reading, I was so engaged and drawn into Tara Westover’s story that I found it impossible to put this book down – a first for me with a nonfiction book! Actually, throughout the entire time I was reading, I had to remind myself constantly that this was not a novel, not some fictional coming-of-age tale about a girl who was able to rise [...]

    This book moved me.Author Tara Westover first went to school at the age of 17 much to the dismay of her survivalist parents. Prior to that she never attended school: college would be her first experience with formal education. Not only was going to college a way to get an education, but it also served as an escape from an turbulent family life.Westover would grapple with being away at school and not being an obedient daughter; she felt the constant pull towards home and sought its acceptance. Ev [...]

    Follow my reviews on booknationbyjen.wordpress The author’s coming of age in Educated is incredible, tragic, praiseworthy and monumental. From a young girl loving and believing everything her parents tell her to questioning their logic and actively pursuing different answers and other ways of thinking, Tara Westover has the inherent desire to know more. Reminiscent of The Glass Castle, Tara lives with her survivalist family in the mountains of Idaho, and similar to Leah Remini’s account of h [...]

    This is one of the most powerful and well-written memoirs I’ve ever read. It tells of a young woman’s off-grid upbringing in Idaho and the hard work that took her from almost complete ignorance to a Cambridge PhD. Westover’s is an incredible story about testing the limits of perseverance and sanity. Her father may have been a survivalist, but her psychic survival is the most impressive outcome here. What takes this astonishing life story to the next level, making it a classic to sit alongs [...]

    via my blog: bookstalkerblog.wordpress/“There’s a world out there, Tara,” he said. “And it will look a lot different once Dad is no longer whispering his view of it in your ear.”The above quote is true, in a sense, for all children but more so in certain families. This was one of the most captivating memoirs I have ever read. Ideas can be dangerous, and children are nothing if not always at the mercy of their parents. They are our Gods, they rule the universe until we are able to fully [...]

    This is a compelling read, but I am unable to finish it. The father in it, which most readers will find extreme and controlling and practically unreal, is just too close to my own, and since mine passed away within the last year, this just isn't the time for me to read this book. If you need a book for Idaho though, this is your ticket!Thanks to the publisher for providing me early access to this title via Edelweiss. It came out on the 20th of February, 2018.

    “… we had been sculpted by a tradition given to us by others, a tradition of which we were either willfully or accidentally ignorant.”One of the most engrossing books I’ve ever read, “Educated” is the memoir of a woman raised in the mountains of Idaho with her siblings as a survivalist family. Her parents, deeply fundamentalist, don’t believe in doctors or modern medicine, outside schooling, or anything hinting at government intervention or control. They stockpile weapons and food [...]

    This memoir about growing up in a radical family of religious fundamentalists on a remote Idaho mountain is stunning. A father who runs a scrapyard, an herbalist midwife mother and 7 children birthed at home are living completely off the grid. Tara did not see the inside of a classroom before the age of 17 because her paranoid parents did not believe in public education. They believed schooling was a plot by government to brainwash. This survivalist family spent entire summers canning food and p [...]

    This book is so much more than the description. It is so much more to me than one woman's memoir. It's a unique glimpse into the life of someone who grew up with one set of beliefs, and then went into the world and began to try and separate what she learns from what she has always believed. Although my experiences were very different, I relate to this memoir so much more than I thought I would. I grew up in the rural Midwest in a very small town. It's been a decade since I left the Midwest, and [...]

    Tara Westover tells of her growing up years in a Mormon household with six siblings and a survivalist father and a complacent mother. Her writing is fantastic and it had me listening and waiting for what came next and cringing in horror at the number of physical accidents that took place. Her father's insistence that medical care was evil and was run by the Illuminati was horrifying to me. This is what stood out to me the most in her parents lack of care for their kids. I am surprised no one die [...]

    How do you summarize a story that, even after reading over 300 pages of it, still seems too crazy to be believed? Tara Westover is an accomplished 30-something with a Ph.D in history, which is impressive enough, but phenomenal when you consider that she grew up in the wilds of Idaho under a bipolar, dictatorial patriarch who believed the government evil and the end of the world imminent. Her mother was a midwife/herbalist/faith healer. Until she got accepted into BYU, Tara had never set foot in [...]

    "You are not fool's gold, shining only under a particular light. Whomever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were. It was always in you. Not in Cambridge. In you. You are gold."I can't put it any better. Tara Westover is gold.

    Tara 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 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.This was such a powerful, beautiful and enlightening read. I don’t read memoirs often, not because I don’t enjoy, but it aff [...]

    Beautifully written memoir . Heart rending, Suspenseful , a great example of how life changing compassionate mentors can be in a life a book that lingers after the cover is closed and thru its telling is an education of itself . Kudos , Dr Westover!

    This is a powerful memoir. Very well written with the objectivity of a woman who has processed her experiences and made her peace with the girl she was and the woman she is. Tara's childhood was filled with violence and extremist ideology. Her father faithfully read his scriptures and made interpretations that were extreme. He built a more strict religion than his Mormon neighbors yet continued to move the goal posts to fit his mood.This is not a book about Mormonism. This the movement of one gi [...]

    This book was a whirlwind of emotions. I had so many feelings while reading this book, and I could not put it down. I needed to know what happened to Tara next. I keep wanting to say that I loved this book, but this book was someone's real life and I can't say I loved this book because of that. Because someone went through every awful thing that happened during this book, and I can't love that. I cannot love another person's pain. I can; however, love that Tara was brave enough to put out her st [...]

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