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Educated A Memoir by Tara Westover Summary And Review

 Educated  A Memoir by Tara Westover Summary and review

Tara Westover Educated Summary

Tara Westover Educated Summary

Westover Tara was seventeen years old the first time she set foot in the classroom. Born to survive in the mountains of Idaho, she prepares to end the world by stocking up on canned peaches and sleeping in a "head of the hills" bag. In the summer she would boil herbs for her mother who was a midwife and in the winter she searched for minerals in his father's wreckage.

Tara Westover educated family!!  Her father did not believe in medical establishments, so Tara had never seen a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burning from the explosion, all treated at home with herbalism. The family is so isolated from the mainstream community so that no one ensures children receive education and no one intervenes when older brothers become violent.

When the other brother entered college and returned with the world news outside the mountain, Tara decided to try a new life. she taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the action and was accepted at Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learned for the first time about the events of the pivotal world such as the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. The search for knowledge turned it, took it to the ocean, and crossed the continent, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only so she will wonder if she travels too far if there is still a way home.

Educated is the story of the struggle for self-discovery. This is a story of fierce family loyalty and sadness that comes from separating relationships with those who are closest to you. With the acute insight that distinguishes all severe writers,  Westover has created a global story of coming of age that gets to the core of what education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to others.

The Main Idea Of Tara Westover Educated Summary

she finally left behind her abusive family and had wonderful educational opportunities.

She was forced to make the difficult decision to cut off her relationship with her parents in order to finish her education.

And finally at the end of a book educated

she became intuitively understands that her life will be richer if she can gain more knowledge.

Favorite Quote From Educated Tara Westover

“It’s strange how you give the people you love so much power over you.”


You can love someone and still choose to say goodbye to them,” she says now. “You can miss a person every day, and still be glad that they are no longer in your life.


After that night, there was never a question of whether I would go or stay. It was as if we were living in the future, and I was already gone.


“Whomever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were.”

Tara Westover Educated Summary

Award By Educated  A Memoir by Tara Westover

  • Named Nonfiction Book of the Year by the American Booksellers Association
  • Finalist for the John Leonard Prize from the National Book Critics Circle Award
  • Finalist for the Autobiography Award from the National Book Critics Circle Award
  • One of the New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2018
For more information about the Award, book Educated click here

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover Review

The author's writing was beautiful and her courage to get an education and stand up to her family was inspiring.

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 thinking it's your fault, that it wasn't that bad or that you imagined it will hit way too close for comfort for a lot of people.

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover Review

Who Would I Recommend The Educated?

The 37-year-old who enjoys reading inspiring biographies, the 19-year-old who doesn’t know whether or not they want to go to college, and anyone who doesn't understand how much the ability to get an education.

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