Tara Westover was just a teenager when she escaped the Mormon community in Idaho where she was raised and joined the outside world.
Over time, she came to realize that her childhood was colored by abuse and miseducation, and she would have to relearn everything she thought she knew about the world.
Educated is Westover’s attempt to document that time in her life, a searingly honest and unflinching memoir about family, growing up, and coming to terms with your past.
Published in 2018, it was hailed as a book of the year by publications including The New York Times, The Economist, and Vogue.
Tara Westover is a writer based in Cambridge, England, where she completed a Master’s degree and PhD in theology.
Westover’s writing is influenced by her Mormon childhood and the long-reaching impacts of the misinformation, mistreatment, and abuse that she experienced growing up in a religious community.
Educated is her first book, which has remained on the bestseller list for two years, has been translated into 40 languages, and has sold more than four million copies since it was released.
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