Download Educated: A Memoir PDF by Tara Westover. At that point, coming up short on any formal instruction, Tara started to teach herself. Also, She showed herself enough arithmetic and punctuation to be admitted to Brigham Young University.
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who kept out of school leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
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 metal in her father’s junkyard.
When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University.
There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal 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 University.
Reviews of Educated: A Memoir
A girl claws her way out of a claustrophobic, violent fundamentalist family into an elite academic career in this searing debut memoir.… Westover’s vivid prose makes this saga of the pressures of conformity and self-assertion that warp a family seem both terrifying and ordinary. Publishers Weekly
About Tara Westover
Tara Westover was born in rural Idaho in 1986. Never having been in a classroom, she undertook her own education, receiving her BA from Brigham Young University in 2008. She was subsequently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 2009. Before decamping to London, where she now lives, Westover remained in Cambridge for several years, frequently joining folk singer/song-writer John Meed on stage. She has also sung in two of his albums.
Download Educated PDF by Tara Westover
- Title of the Book: Educated: A Memoir
- Author: Tara Westover
- Number of Pages: 400 pages
- 27 Nov 2018
- : London, United Kingdom
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