Book Reviews

Educated by Tara Westover

“Everything I had worked for, all my years of study, had been to purchase for myself this one privilege: to see and experience more truths than those given to me by my father, and to use those truths to construct my own mind.”

Educated was not what I expected, but it was as good as people kept telling me it was. It’s a fascinating memoir of a girl who grew up in Idaho raised by fanatic religious doomsday preppers, who never received any formal education, but went on to receive a PHD and attend BYU, Harvard and Cambridge.

There has been some controversy since the book came out of course, but I choose to look at all memories as fiction to begin with anyway.

It’s a truly remarkable story and held my interest the entire time. My favorite non-fiction read of the year so far. My only regret is it took me so long to finish it.

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