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USED-Educated: A Memoir (Hardcover)

USED-Educated: A Memoir (Hardcover)


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Number one New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe best seller


Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review


One of President Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of the Year


Bill Gates’s Holiday Reading List


Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s Award in Autobiography


Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize for Best First Book


Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award  


Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize


Named one of Paste’s Best Memoirs of the Decade


Named one of the Best Books of the Year by: The Washington Post O: The Oprah Magazine Time NPR Good Morning America San Francisco Chronicle The Guardian The

Economist Financial Times Newsday New York Post theSkimm Refinery29 Bloomberg Self Real Simple Town & Country Bustle Paste Publishers Weekly Library Journal LibraryReads BookRiot Pamela Paul, KQED New York Public Library 


An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University


Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. 


“Beautiful and propulsive.... Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?” (Vogue) 


“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.” (The New York Times Book Review)

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