Educated

Educated

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 University Tara 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 An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her s...

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Title:Educated
Author:Tara Westover
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Educated
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:334 pages pages

Educated Reviews

  • karen
    Sep 11, 2018
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...
  • Cheri
    Mar 18, 2018
    ? 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 ...
  • Elyse Walters
    Feb 19, 2018
    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, G...
  • Dan Schwent
    Mar 01, 2018
    When a girl raised on a mountain in Idaho by her survivalist fundamentalist Mormon family sets foot in a classroom for the first time at the age of 17, how will things turn out? Can she ever escape the past? Yeah, I made that sound like one of the sleazy thrillers I'm fond of but Ed...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Feb 24, 2018
    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...
  • Marialyce
    Mar 02, 2018
    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...
  • Will Byrnes
    Mar 22, 2018
    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Jun 27, 2018
    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...
  • Dem
    Feb 19, 2018
    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 child...
  • Liz
    Feb 10, 2018
    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 ...
  • Barry Pierce
    Jan 05, 2019
    Every year, in order for the publishing industry to survive, one poor traumatised adult must delve deep into the blocked recesses of their minds and produce the Next Top Abuse Memoir. It?s a tradition as old as and as common as Christmas. One could argue we all have Joan Crawford to ...
  • Emily May
    May 24, 2018
    What a thoughtful, interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and ...
  • Angela M
    Jan 14, 2018
    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...
  • Debra
    Mar 17, 2018
    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...
  • PorshaJo
    Feb 21, 2018
    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...
  • Larry H
    Aug 30, 2018
    Wow. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, Educated is at times difficult to read and not at all what I expected, but I couldn't tear myself away from it. "Mother had always said we could go to school if we wanted. We just had to ask Dad, she said. Then we could ...
  • Luffy
    Apr 21, 2018
    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...
  • Carol
    Feb 08, 2018
    Buck Peak - a dangerous place to live....at 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....one brother so threate...
  • Debbie
    Mar 17, 2018
    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...
  • Linda
    Feb 24, 2018
    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 o...
  • Orsodimondo
    Nov 22, 2018
    LIBERACI DAL PADRE (E possibilmente, liberaci pure dalla madre) ?The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ? Non aprite quella porta?. Make: 1974, regia di Tobe Hooper. Remake: 2003, regia di Marcus Nispel. un esordio, e quindi parte delle osservazioni seguenti potrebbero essere gi...
  • Karen
    Jan 15, 2018
    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. ...
  • Darwin8u
    Mar 26, 2018
    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...
  • Justin Tate
    Aug 07, 2018
    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jan 03, 2018
    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 the...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Mar 21, 2018
    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 thi...
  • Holly  B
    Oct 11, 2018
    This was impossible to put down! I usually save my audio books for my car trips, but I found myself listening to this one at home. A story about Tara and her childhood growing up in a Mormon family. Her father was a survivalist and thought the world might end at any moment! Their fa...
  • Cindy Pham
    Jan 21, 2019
    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...
  • Bill Gates
    Dec 03, 2018
    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Apr 22, 2018
    FIVE STARS This is one of those books that I can't stop talking about. Literally. My dental hygienist even wrote it down because she asked me for a good book recommendation. She likes biographies. YASSSSSSSSS! I'M READING THE BEST MEMOIR EVER!!! YOU MUST BUY IT TODAY!!! (That was in b...