Book Review: Educated by Dr. Tara Westover

Book Review: Educated by Dr. Tara Westover

 

Educated by Tara Westover is more than just a "How I got off the mountain and into Cambridge" kind of story — it's a tale so incredibly dramatic that just a third of the way through, I was left wondering exactly how this family survived long enough for her to have a narrative to share. Raised largely off the grid in the Idaho mountainside, Westover's family struggles with poverty and self-reliance (at least in her childhood years) in the face of not just a kind of religious fanaticism of their own making but mental illness as well.

Car crashes, industrial accidents and end-of-days preparations are a regular occurrence on the Westover homestead and ... you can read the whole review here.

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