‘Educated’ by Tara Westover

This non-sentimental and non-judgemental yet very personal story has rendered me speechless and yet I am compelled to discuss it with others who have read it. I keep thinking about it. It was gripping, I had to put it down once in awhile, but then I had to pick it up again. It’s best, I think, to not try to describe it, but to let you discover it on your own. I will say that this remarkable true story not only speaks of family, mental illness, survival, resilience, and child development, but also points beyond (as all good memoirs should) to the vital importance of education.

You may not want to watch this until you have read the book:

6 responses to “‘Educated’ by Tara Westover

  1. What a book!!!
    Leaves me speechless as well!!
    A must read!!

  2. I am 936 on the library waiting list for this one!

  3. I just finished this compelling, difficult story. Such complexity and insight!
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Joanne. And I love the video clip too, and I’m grateful that you suggested waiting to view until after reading.

  4. We listened to the audio book during our Florida travels and really enjoyed it…what a powerful story. Was fun to watch this video clip and also google Bucks peak in Idaho and find it on the map and even see the oils business nearby that her Mkm does. Makes it quite real! Now skimming your blog for my next read 🙂

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