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    Number one New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe best seller

    Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review

    One of President Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of the Year

    Bill Gates’s Holiday Reading List

    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s Award in Autobiography

    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize for Best First Book

    Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award  

    Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize

    Named one of Paste’s Best Memoirs of the Decade

    Named one of the Best Books of the Year by: The Washington Post O: The Oprah Magazine Time • NPR • Good Morning America San Francisco Chronicle The Guardian The Economist Financial Times Newsday New York Post theSkimm Refinery29 Bloomberg Self Real Simple Town & Country Bustle Paste Publishers Weekly Library Journal LibraryReads BookRiot • Pamela Paul, KQED • New York Public Library 

    An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

    Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her 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. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. 

    “Beautiful and propulsive.... Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?” (Vogue

    “Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.” (The New York Times Book Review)

    ©2018 Tara Westover (P)2018 Random House Audio

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    “A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.” (O: The Oprah Magazine)

    “Beautiful and propulsive... [Tara Westover’s] voice is so sui generis it feels in debt to no one.... And despite the singularity of her childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?” (Vogue

    “An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. It’s even better than you’ve heard.” (Bill Gates)

    “Heart-wrenching... a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives.” (Amy Chua, The New York Times Book Review)

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    un récit autobiographique passionnant

    Tout était bon dans ce livre audio: le contenu qui a de quoi vous faire halluciner, la performance audio qui était parfaite. Les deux combinés m'ont donné une très agréable expérience d'écoute.

    La vie de Tara Westover est assez incroyable depuis son petit monde étroit de survivalistes très croyants à une émancipation importante et non sans douleur. Et ses parents ont une vie de dingues (au propre comme au figuré). Franchement c'est passionnant. On tremble pour elle, on se dit "mais c'est pas possible des gens pareils".

    Bref c'est un récit qui vaut le détour.

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    Simply the best!

    What an eloquent and humble description of a survivor of domestic violence. It truly touched a cord in me, also a survivor of a dysfunctional family. Thank you, Tara for putting words into my unspoken pain, rage and a profound sense of injustice.

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    awesome. nerve racking. powerful

    I've never listened to an audio book that fast before. thank you for sharing your story, Tara. i hope it'll liberate other girls too. I made me think a lot.

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    Fabuleux pouvoir de la résilience...

    Une histoire vraie, bouleversante et émouvante qui ne laissera personne indifférent. Le texte est simple et fluide... J'ai eu un coup de cœur pour ce livre.

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    wonderful

    I discovered a lot during this.hearing, and I enjoyed every moment of it. Never was the book slow or lengthy. The language is beautiful, and the reading.great to match.

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    Grey story, excellent narrator

    The book was very interesting, and gives an interesting insight into the difficult of leaving your family behind and understanding the traumas of the past.
    The narrator is excellent and makes the story even more enjoyable to listen to.

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    Powerful ! I recommend without hesitation.

    I might say the first part of the book can seems a little long, it is at the end very much needed to understand fully what the author came through before being able to rise her true self, away from what her family and lifestyle were telling her to be.
    Truly powerful book, very easy to listen thanks to the author’s nice voice.
    A book I will recommend without hesitation !

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    The courage of a girl to break from her destiny

    Such a moving story! Tara went through unbelievable hard times to find the person she really was, sacrificing her past self and breaking out from people she loved.

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    Breathtaking memoir, excellent reading

    A superbly vivid and visceral memoir immersed in family, dysfunction, moral dilemmas and religion. Tara’s story illuminates contemporary American post-colonial macho frontier individualist extremism, gun-toting paranoia, in contrast with pro-justice and human rights politics. Tara’s ‘Education’ is unique yet deeply relatable and touching. As you can see the book defies description. I recommend it to everyone.

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    A must read

    A very touching memoir. I recommend this book to everyone. Definitely one of my favorites !

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    • Holly
    • 18/05/2019

    Depressing

    The book exhausted me with the terribly depressing story line of non stop abuse. The accidents on the job, the two car accidents, the blood, the total crazy family life was all too much. Please keep your sanity and pick another book.

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    • Eugenia
    • 18/11/2018

    A Difficult Book

    Difficult because of my mixed feelings throughout this unusual memoir. As told in all the reviews, this is a story of a superbly dysfunctional family. But as a listener to the horrible abuse and hearing Tara just carry on and even forgive and embrace all the perpetrators, made it difficult for me to remain compassionate to her plight.
    Maybe that's not so saintly, but the characters of her father, brother and mother were so disturbing that I couldn't reach that level of understanding.
    So I can't say I enjoyed the book, but it certainly was a look into a world I have never known.

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    • Brian Angevine
    • 30/05/2018

    Disturbing

    There are parts of this book that will haunt me: Animal cruelty, physical and mental abuse. However, the problems are all too prevalent. I weep and pray for the characters. I need a pick-me-up after this one.

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    • Darwin8u
    • 28/03/2018

    The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

    "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."
    - Tara Westover, Educated: A Memoir

    This book feels like it was written by a sister, a cousin, a niece. Tara Westover grew up a few mountains over from my dad's Heglar ranch. I don't know her. Don't know her family. She grew up about 70-80+ miles South East as the crow flies, but realistically, it was a 1.5 hours drive difference, and a whole planet of Mormonism over.

    I didn't grow up in Idaho. I was born there and returned there yearly. But this book is filled with the geography, culture, behaviors, mountains, religion, schools, and extremes I understand. She is writing from a similar, and often shared space. I didn't just read this book, I felt it, on every page.

    This book reads like a modern-day, Horatio Alger + 'The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography'. However, it isn't just a book about how a girl with little formal education from a small town in Idaho makes it to Cambridge. It is also a tale of escape, and a historiography. Westover is using her own life to do a popular memory study on herself. She is looking at how she viewed her religion, her background, her parents, and her education. She explores how those memories and narratives change and reorient based upon proximity to her family and her father.

    I bought a copy and before I even read it, I gave it to my father to read (He grew up in Heglar, ID). Then I bought another couple and yesterday and today my wife and I raced to finish it. We bored our kids talking about it over two dinners. We both finished it within minutes of each other tonight.

    Tara Westover's memoir hit me hard because of the struggle she has owning her own narrative. Through many vectors I related to her (we both graduated from BYU with Honors, were both were from Idaho, both have preppers in the family). My family, while sharing similar land, a similar start, and a similar undergraduate education, however, are not Tara's. And that is what made this memoir so compelling. It was like reading a Dickens novel, but one that was set in your neighborhood. It was moving, sad, and tremendous. In the end, I was attracted by how close the story felt, but I was also VERY grateful her story wasn't THAT close.

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    • Katie
    • 28/05/2018

    Extreme patriarchy, brainwashing, and violence

    This is not really a book about homeschooling or mormons. It's about growing up and out of an extremely patriarchal, violent, and dysfunctional family. It's about the slow process and journey that one takes when leaving an abusive relationship, questioning yourself every step of the way but slowly finding independence. Tara was luckily able to gain her independence through her extensive college education.
    This is a really difficult book and may be triggering for some. I felt a number of strong and unpleasant emotions (anger, fear, sadness) while listening to this, but I couldn't put it down. Horrific as it is, I'm really glad that Tara Westover had the courage to publish this. The book kind of has an open ending, you know that the family dysfunction and drama is still continuing, and you wonder how much distance Tara Westover will be able to keep from her family over time, if she will continue to return, yearning for the acceptance of her parents.

    The narrator was a perfect match.

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    • W. K. Caldwell
    • 23/02/2018

    Couldn't stop listening!

    I finished this book in two days flat. Tara's writing transports you into the story completely. Her vulnerability and downright astonishing history of her life is unforgettable. I recommend this book for anyone struggling in relationships dominated with control and abuse. Her bravery is catching.

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    • Haley
    • 27/05/2018

    Exceptional

    This book is incredible. Tara's resilience is inspiring. Her honesty, grace, and perseverance through trials that would have broken most people left me in awe. I could not stop listening to this book and found every opportunity to turn on audible to keep hearing her story.

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    • Jet
    • 23/01/2019

    Depressing book. Would not recommend .

    Very dark depressing book, I felt no connection with Tara and came to hate her by the end of the book. Her self loathing became tiresome.

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    • Mel
    • 06/04/2018

    Gripping Read


    There is no doubting that Tara Westover's survival and achievement is nothing short of an amazing feat and she is to be applauded for her strength and determination. You don't have to read between the lines to know very early in this book that this young girl (the author) is being neglected and abused on many levels, in the home of seemingly well-intentioned, loving parents. It creeps in and feels as blatantly incongruent and ugly as a blot on a peaceful bucolic scene. All the more insidious as a wide range of mental disorders throughout the family become obvious and are dismissed and justified -- denial.

    I've had to sit back and reflect on this book and the author, as well as allow myself to read the reviews of other readers in order to be objective with Educated. True, it is a story of a miraculous survival and achievement by the author. It is also a sad account, to add to hundreds of accounts we've had to hear, about the destructive effects of abuse and mental illness. I've mentioned before in my reviews I worked with patients that sadly have had very similar stories and they are all heartbreaking so it is nice to read that Ms. Westover is on top of her ordeal. Healing and recovery is a challenging process and I felt Westover, at times, compartmentalized her experiences, speaking from the authority of her academic status.

    Her voice in this narrative seems to waiver a bit between assuredness and doubt, which is natural for a recovering person. I could not help wondering -- which is why I waited to read other's reviews to see if I was being too clinical -- if this story was premature in that it felt like the road still reaches out far in front of her journey. It is my hope that in telling her story, feeling the support of readers that themselves gain strength from her fight and acknowledge her accomplishment, Ms. Westover can continue her fight with courage and grace.

    *In spite of its capacity to foster compassion, humanness, and understanding, throughout the ages religion has at times been a source of abuse, persecution, terrorism, and genocide. These problems continue today across the world, as illustrated by religiously-based terrorism, clergy sexual abuse, and religiously-supported genocide.* Ms. Westover makes the distinction that her family is Fundamentalist Mormons, which are sects that have separated themselves from the LDS Church. This is a very interesting time in the world culture, and I suspect that by giving voice to abuse on so many different levels, Ms. Westover has added her voice to a brave force that is demanding long needed positive change in all areas where there has been abuse.

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    • Sherry Litasi
    • 26/02/2018

    What an education!

    This is my first full review. I laughed, I cried real tears, and I got very angry.

    Tara: if you read this know that I am rooting for you! No child should ever go through what you have endured! I am so proud of you for learning it is not your fault.

    For the reader: I have just sent the last hours captivated by this story. I’ve read a number of books about ex Mormons - mostly people who escaped polygamists. As a recovering catholic I rebel against any and all religions that force people to leave their families because their beliefs are incompatible. But this is more than Mormonism, it is about an extreme uneducated bipolar man, his violent bipolar son, a submissive mother and an intelligent woman’s recovery.

    It is quite shocking to discover how people live and the courage it takes to escape. I found it interesting that the three who escaped have PhDs and the four who remain don’t even have. GED. Thinking broadly, in every country, and all societies, the importance of a good education remains the key to independence.

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    • Christina
    • 14/04/2019

    A stirring story

    A really stirring and well formulated story. Some parts are incredibly sad and violent. The book is very different to anything I read/heart before but in a good way. The beginning is a little lengthy but at the same time gives the necessary context needed to fully grasp the events illustrated towards the end. I dearly hope that young women living in similar circumstances follow suits and are able to liberate themselves like the main character of this story.
    In addition, the speaker of the audio book is great! I would recommend the book.

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    • KVH
    • 03/04/2020

    Is this real?

    I stopped reading after the first part. The recounting of one major accident and gruesome injury after the other, supposedly within just a couple of weeks just doesn't seem realistic. Every situation turned into something gruesome and became almost predictible at some point and therefore boring. The people in this family must have magic healing powers if they can so easily and quickly recover after the injuries they endure again and again and again...! I wanted to like the book giving an insight into an extremist religious family's life, but I'm too disappointed by the sensationalism of the violence.

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    • Gabriel
    • 09/04/2019

    Riveting story of another universe

    The riveting story of a Mormon girl's unlikely path towards education, through the harsh, distorted reality of her childhood painted for her by doctrine and psychosis.

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    • Amy Patton
    • 11/03/2018

    Great.

    A powerful story of change, I was completely entranced. The beginning is pretty violent and disturbing and I almost didn't get through it, but I am very glad I did.

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    • Jennifer
    • 20/08/2018

    Tolles Buch

    Kaum ein Buch hat mich in letzter Zeit so gepackt wie dieses. Eine Biographie, die traurig und spannend ist. Geschrieben von einer Frau, die offensichtlich mit einem akademischen Hintergrund schreibt. Es wird erwähnt, wo sie nicht zitiert, sondern nur sinngemäß wiederholt. Ohne zu emotional zu werden, beschreibt sie ihren Weg.
    Ich empfehle auch im Freundeskreis allen dieses Buch.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 10/04/2019

    Tolle Geschichte, mechanische Stimme

    Die Sprecherin erinnert an eine künstliche Vorlesestimme, als würde jedes Wort einzeln ohne Zusammenhang gelesen. Die Geschichte ist im Kontrast dazu faszinierend und emotional. Absolut hörenswert.

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    • JoeyD
    • 08/06/2020

    Scintillating - I was hooked!

    Well written and brilliantly read book- Westover’s story, a harrowing account of her family’s version of ‘normal’ is submitted objectively and believably. Her raw intelligence and hunger to learn is inspiring and the otherworldliness of her family’s practices confronting. I could feel my mind expanding as I listened. Highly recommend this book!

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    • Benjamin und Andrea Rüdiger
    • 26/05/2020

    Deep insights into US culture, but no literature

    This book is indeed a memoir, but it is not a well crafted, balanced novel. I really enjoyed the last third, the contrasting of Tara's new world of education and knowledge and the world of her parents. However, the first third/half of the book with all its graphic details of accidents felt more like misery lit. There was a lack of deeper reflection about what happened and in what context. I greatly appreciate Tara's honesty about her own destiny and I am glad that she was brave enough to share it with the world.

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    • Engi El-Naggar
    • 24/03/2019

    loved it

    Captivating, addictive, heartbreaking but also uplifting. I have so much respect for this woman, for her struggles, for her ability to recall all the details for the beautiful language of how she wrote her story and the way she tried to analyse it. I just loved it

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    • Katrin Bvhm
    • 28/03/2018

    Interesting....shocking....a little long

    Wow, what a story for only the first part of her life! Amazing what she was able to accomplish, with all that heavy weight that she carries around. Well read by the speaker, overall a good read.

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