Educated : A Memoir

Educated : A Memoir

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER   One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University
 
An amazing story, and truly inspiring. It s even better than you ve heard. Bill Gates
 
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN 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: National Book Critics Circle s Award In Autobiography and John Leonard Prize For Best First Book PEN/Jean Stein Book Award  Los Angeles Times Book Prize
 
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen 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 [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

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

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