Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's ...
Dec 03, 2018I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself—until I read Tara Westover’s memoir Educated. Her ability to learn on her own blows mine right out of the water. I was thrilled to sit down with her recently to talk about the book. – source
Feb 09, 2019Sat down in my plane seat, didn't feel take-off, 6 hours of flying, or landing. Unreal. Thank you, Tara Westover. Consider me educated. – source
Jan 03, 2020Just finished reading “Educated”.This was an amazing book that shows the role culture plays in a person’s life & the importance of an [email protected] personal account of no formal education to receiving a PhD from Cambridge is extraordinary.Inspiring & touching read! – source
Jul 27, 2019If you read or listen to only one book this summer, this is it. Bloody brilliant! Every word, every sentence. Rarely do I go through a book with such a rollecoaster of emotion, from love to hate. Thank you for sharing @tarawestover #Educated – source
May 16, 2019@dhaber @tarawestover @gauravkapadia The best book I read last year ( thanks Obama quite literally ) – source
Feb 06, 2019The books of my life. I’ve been wanting to assemble them for a long time. The stack is not complete, but each one of these books is written into my mind and heart and soul. Each one is a little part of who I am. Thank you, authors. – source