Educated

Educated

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 junkyard. Her father forba Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she ...

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Title:Educated
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Educated Reviews

  • karen
    Sep 11, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...

  • Elyse Walters
    Feb 19, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

  • Dan Schwent
    Mar 01, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...

    FIVE STARS This is one of those books that I can't stop talking about. Literally. My dental hygienist even wrote it down because she asked me for a good book recommendation. She likes biographies. YASSSSSSSSS! I'M READING THE BEST MEMOIR EVER!!! YOU MUST BUY IT TODAY!!! (That was in b...

    Wow. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, Educated is at times difficult to read and not at all what I expected, but I couldn't tear myself away from it. "Mother had always said we could go to school if we wanted. We just had to ask Dad, she said. Then we could ...

    So this book is billed as being along the same lines as The Glass Castle My little nothing opinion falls around something like this. Tara grows up in a different kind of family. Her dad knows that the end of the world is coming and makes sure his family is always ready. He has...

    Going to finally see what all this damn hype is about! ? I?m just going to leave it at 3. That?s it!! Mel ???? ...

    Buck Peak - a dangerous place to live....at any age!Tara Westover grew up on a mountain with a paranoid, volatile father who spent his days preparing for the end of the world; a submissive mother who was blind to her children's hurt, five brothers and a sister....one brother so threate...

    3 Sad to Say Stars ??? Ugh this is hard for me... I really am such a positive reviewer for the most part, but this book I unfortunately found disappointing.... this could be for multiple reasons, I went in with high expectations... I had read so many glowing reviews for thi...

    Every year, in order for the publishing industry to survive, one poor traumatised adult must delve deep into the blocked recesses of their minds and produce the Next Top Abuse Memoir. It?s a tradition as old as and as common as Christmas. One could argue we all have Joan Crawford to ...

    Somehow, I feel like the ultimate voyeur, what with this spectacle that the author has been so very kind to provide us all, gawkers, with. It's deliciously angsty and ... fabulously unusual and ... is motivating to keep our minds in healthy state. All the Illuminati and Fed and compuls...

    When a girl raised on a mountain in Idaho by her survivalist fundamentalist Mormon family sets foot in a classroom for the first time at the age of 17, how will things turn out? Can she ever escape the past? Yeah, I made that sound like one of the sleazy thrillers I'm fond of but Ed...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Feb 24, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...

    FIVE STARS This is one of those books that I can't stop talking about. Literally. My dental hygienist even wrote it down because she asked me for a good book recommendation. She likes biographies. YASSSSSSSSS! I'M READING THE BEST MEMOIR EVER!!! YOU MUST BUY IT TODAY!!! (That was in b...

    Wow. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, Educated is at times difficult to read and not at all what I expected, but I couldn't tear myself away from it. "Mother had always said we could go to school if we wanted. We just had to ask Dad, she said. Then we could ...

    So this book is billed as being along the same lines as The Glass Castle My little nothing opinion falls around something like this. Tara grows up in a different kind of family. Her dad knows that the end of the world is coming and makes sure his family is always ready. He has...

  • Marialyce
    Mar 02, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

  • Maxwell
    Jan 31, 2019

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

  • Will Byrnes
    Mar 22, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Jun 27, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

  • Liz
    Feb 10, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

  • Barry Pierce
    Jan 05, 2019

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...

    FIVE STARS This is one of those books that I can't stop talking about. Literally. My dental hygienist even wrote it down because she asked me for a good book recommendation. She likes biographies. YASSSSSSSSS! I'M READING THE BEST MEMOIR EVER!!! YOU MUST BUY IT TODAY!!! (That was in b...

    Wow. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, Educated is at times difficult to read and not at all what I expected, but I couldn't tear myself away from it. "Mother had always said we could go to school if we wanted. We just had to ask Dad, she said. Then we could ...

    So this book is billed as being along the same lines as The Glass Castle My little nothing opinion falls around something like this. Tara grows up in a different kind of family. Her dad knows that the end of the world is coming and makes sure his family is always ready. He has...

    Going to finally see what all this damn hype is about! ? I?m just going to leave it at 3. That?s it!! Mel ???? ...

    Buck Peak - a dangerous place to live....at any age!Tara Westover grew up on a mountain with a paranoid, volatile father who spent his days preparing for the end of the world; a submissive mother who was blind to her children's hurt, five brothers and a sister....one brother so threate...

    3 Sad to Say Stars ??? Ugh this is hard for me... I really am such a positive reviewer for the most part, but this book I unfortunately found disappointing.... this could be for multiple reasons, I went in with high expectations... I had read so many glowing reviews for thi...

    Every year, in order for the publishing industry to survive, one poor traumatised adult must delve deep into the blocked recesses of their minds and produce the Next Top Abuse Memoir. It?s a tradition as old as and as common as Christmas. One could argue we all have Joan Crawford to ...

  • Emily May
    May 24, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

  • Angela M
    Jan 14, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

  • Debra
    Mar 17, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

  • PorshaJo
    Feb 21, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

  • Larry H
    Aug 30, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...

    FIVE STARS This is one of those books that I can't stop talking about. Literally. My dental hygienist even wrote it down because she asked me for a good book recommendation. She likes biographies. YASSSSSSSSS! I'M READING THE BEST MEMOIR EVER!!! YOU MUST BUY IT TODAY!!! (That was in b...

    Wow. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, Educated is at times difficult to read and not at all what I expected, but I couldn't tear myself away from it. "Mother had always said we could go to school if we wanted. We just had to ask Dad, she said. Then we could ...

  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Dec 19, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...

    FIVE STARS This is one of those books that I can't stop talking about. Literally. My dental hygienist even wrote it down because she asked me for a good book recommendation. She likes biographies. YASSSSSSSSS! I'M READING THE BEST MEMOIR EVER!!! YOU MUST BUY IT TODAY!!! (That was in b...

    Wow. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, Educated is at times difficult to read and not at all what I expected, but I couldn't tear myself away from it. "Mother had always said we could go to school if we wanted. We just had to ask Dad, she said. Then we could ...

    So this book is billed as being along the same lines as The Glass Castle My little nothing opinion falls around something like this. Tara grows up in a different kind of family. Her dad knows that the end of the world is coming and makes sure his family is always ready. He has...

    Going to finally see what all this damn hype is about! ? I?m just going to leave it at 3. That?s it!! Mel ???? ...

    Buck Peak - a dangerous place to live....at any age!Tara Westover grew up on a mountain with a paranoid, volatile father who spent his days preparing for the end of the world; a submissive mother who was blind to her children's hurt, five brothers and a sister....one brother so threate...

    3 Sad to Say Stars ??? Ugh this is hard for me... I really am such a positive reviewer for the most part, but this book I unfortunately found disappointing.... this could be for multiple reasons, I went in with high expectations... I had read so many glowing reviews for thi...

    Every year, in order for the publishing industry to survive, one poor traumatised adult must delve deep into the blocked recesses of their minds and produce the Next Top Abuse Memoir. It?s a tradition as old as and as common as Christmas. One could argue we all have Joan Crawford to ...

    Somehow, I feel like the ultimate voyeur, what with this spectacle that the author has been so very kind to provide us all, gawkers, with. It's deliciously angsty and ... fabulously unusual and ... is motivating to keep our minds in healthy state. All the Illuminati and Fed and compuls...

  • Carol
    Feb 08, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...

    FIVE STARS This is one of those books that I can't stop talking about. Literally. My dental hygienist even wrote it down because she asked me for a good book recommendation. She likes biographies. YASSSSSSSSS! I'M READING THE BEST MEMOIR EVER!!! YOU MUST BUY IT TODAY!!! (That was in b...

    Wow. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, Educated is at times difficult to read and not at all what I expected, but I couldn't tear myself away from it. "Mother had always said we could go to school if we wanted. We just had to ask Dad, she said. Then we could ...

    So this book is billed as being along the same lines as The Glass Castle My little nothing opinion falls around something like this. Tara grows up in a different kind of family. Her dad knows that the end of the world is coming and makes sure his family is always ready. He has...

    Going to finally see what all this damn hype is about! ? I?m just going to leave it at 3. That?s it!! Mel ???? ...

    Buck Peak - a dangerous place to live....at any age!Tara Westover grew up on a mountain with a paranoid, volatile father who spent his days preparing for the end of the world; a submissive mother who was blind to her children's hurt, five brothers and a sister....one brother so threate...

  • Debbie
    Mar 17, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

  • Linda
    Feb 24, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

  • jessica
    Mar 24, 2019

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

  • Karen
    Jan 15, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Mar 10, 2019

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...

    FIVE STARS This is one of those books that I can't stop talking about. Literally. My dental hygienist even wrote it down because she asked me for a good book recommendation. She likes biographies. YASSSSSSSSS! I'M READING THE BEST MEMOIR EVER!!! YOU MUST BUY IT TODAY!!! (That was in b...

    Wow. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, Educated is at times difficult to read and not at all what I expected, but I couldn't tear myself away from it. "Mother had always said we could go to school if we wanted. We just had to ask Dad, she said. Then we could ...

    So this book is billed as being along the same lines as The Glass Castle My little nothing opinion falls around something like this. Tara grows up in a different kind of family. Her dad knows that the end of the world is coming and makes sure his family is always ready. He has...

    Going to finally see what all this damn hype is about! ? I?m just going to leave it at 3. That?s it!! Mel ???? ...

  • Darwin8u
    Mar 26, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

  • Justin Tate
    Aug 07, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jan 03, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

  • Berit☀️✨
    Mar 21, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...

    FIVE STARS This is one of those books that I can't stop talking about. Literally. My dental hygienist even wrote it down because she asked me for a good book recommendation. She likes biographies. YASSSSSSSSS! I'M READING THE BEST MEMOIR EVER!!! YOU MUST BUY IT TODAY!!! (That was in b...

    Wow. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, Educated is at times difficult to read and not at all what I expected, but I couldn't tear myself away from it. "Mother had always said we could go to school if we wanted. We just had to ask Dad, she said. Then we could ...

    So this book is billed as being along the same lines as The Glass Castle My little nothing opinion falls around something like this. Tara grows up in a different kind of family. Her dad knows that the end of the world is coming and makes sure his family is always ready. He has...

    Going to finally see what all this damn hype is about! ? I?m just going to leave it at 3. That?s it!! Mel ???? ...

    Buck Peak - a dangerous place to live....at any age!Tara Westover grew up on a mountain with a paranoid, volatile father who spent his days preparing for the end of the world; a submissive mother who was blind to her children's hurt, five brothers and a sister....one brother so threate...

    3 Sad to Say Stars ??? Ugh this is hard for me... I really am such a positive reviewer for the most part, but this book I unfortunately found disappointing.... this could be for multiple reasons, I went in with high expectations... I had read so many glowing reviews for thi...

  • Cindy Pham
    Jan 21, 2019

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jan 27, 2019

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

  • Bill Gates
    Dec 03, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

  • j e w e l s
    Apr 22, 2018

    I?ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things. Whenever I don?t know a lot about something, I?ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I do. I thought I was pretty good at teaching myself?until I read Tara Westover?s memoir Educated. Her ability ...

    Difficult to read. Impossible to put down. A powerful, powerful book that you shouldn?t miss. I can?t just leave it at that because Tara Westover?s story deserves more than those few words. I don?t often read memoirs, but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people...

    What an interesting fantasy novel. I'm kidding. I think. Some parts of this do seem farfetched, such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together, magicked up thousands of dollars (yeah, yeah, scholarships don't cover everything, you know), and went on to ...

    On the highway below, the school bus rolls past without stopping. I am only 7, but I understand that it is this fact more than any other that makes my family different. We don't go to school. Dad worries that the government will force us to go, but it can't because it doesn't know abo...

    "It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you" I am in the minority on this one, but this did not blow me away. I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings. I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it. I actually wanted to ...

    5 brilliant stars to Educated! ? ? ? ? ? I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who questioned my effort when I made an A-minus on my report card. When I began reading Educated, I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school, and the...

    I had a really tough time reading this book. The physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it. The manipulation, the abuse she went through left me speechless. While not unique, family issues are still so taboo. Brainwashing your own self into thinkin...

    Tara Westover?s book ?Educated? is a distressing & discomforting - alarming & startling exposure of her Mormon fundamentalist family. ?Educated? is a memoir of nonfiction - but names and identifying details have been changed. Aaron, Audrey, Benjamin, Erin, Faye, G...

    "Not knowing for certain, but refusing to give way to those who claim certainty, was a privilege I had never allowed myself. My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs." ...

    2 stars and I know, I am an outlier. I have been born with a gene called the "doubting Thomas" gene. It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoir. While I do believe that the th...

    I grew up with my nose perpetually in a book. So, the idea of not being able to go to school, of being deprived of an education, hit me really hard. It was hard for me to grasp that things I take for granted, like knowing what the Holocaust was or who MLK, Jr. was, were black holes to ...

    This one first came to my attention via a GR review. I thought wow, I need to read this now. The wonderful Traveling Sisters group set it up as a slow read and I was in. Grabbed a copy from NetGalley and was ready to go. BUT.....and a big BUT......I didn't like this one, I had to force...

    A monumental memoir that should be required reading for all. The description doesn't do it justice. It's not about getting a PhD, it's about growing up in a family that doesn't believe in school, thinks doctors are a part of a sociologist conspiracy, and that any day the government wil...

    5 OMG How did she end up alive and educated? stars [News flash: I see that this review is WAY too long! I?m such a blabbermouth! Feel free to skip sections. I went way overboard. Geez?.] Tara did a lot more than ride a pogo stick to get from a junkyard in Idaho to a Ph.D. in ...

    Everything about this book amazed me. I will not stop thinking about this book for a very, very long time. I don't think I can even do this proper justice in a review other than telling everyone to go out and READ THIS BOOK! Easiest 5 stars ever. Loved it. ...

    ?my life was narrated for me by others. their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. it had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.? i would generally consider myself to be a reserved person. i dont tend to actively share my thoughts, feelings, beli...

    Wow! Tara Westgrove is one of the strongest, and bravest people I have ever read about! This woman grew up as the youngest child in a big survivalist, Mormon family, in Idaho at Buck Peak. So much danger for her in that life, mostly because of her father and one of her older brothers. ...

    I must tell you....... Educated: A Memoir scalded the very edges of my soul. It took me through a whole gamut of my own emotions from belief to disbelief, from hesitation to doubt to wariness, and most importantly, from the weightiness of compassion and empathy to the restrictions o...

    So good. So good. SO GOOD. Ok, I'll try to elaborate. Tara Westover's memoir is incredibly engrossing not just because of the rollercoaster of traumatic events that occur throughout her life, but also because of her ability to weave humanity and complicated familial relationships in he...

    I was blown away by this book. I finished it a few days ago and can?t stop thinking about it. Tara Westover grew up under the watchful eye of a survivalist and fundamentalist family. Her parents did not believe in sending children to school for fear of being brainwashed, they did ...

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best memoir/autobiography 2018! what will happen? this is one of those ?eeeeveryone is reading it? books that i always come in too late on, since i rarely read nonfiction and it takes me a while to jump onto nonfiction bandwagons. b...

    FIVE STARS This is one of those books that I can't stop talking about. Literally. My dental hygienist even wrote it down because she asked me for a good book recommendation. She likes biographies. YASSSSSSSSS! I'M READING THE BEST MEMOIR EVER!!! YOU MUST BUY IT TODAY!!! (That was in b...