Tara Westover

Laura
1,706 books | 134 friends

Jennifer
753 books | 34 friends

Mehrsa
1,641 books | 937 friends

Rose
310 books | 42 friends

Tracy W...
81 books | 55 friends

Craig
247 books | 105 friends

Cristin...
35 books | 207 friends

T.T.
1,346 books | 5 friends

More friends…

Tara Westover

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
September 2017

URL


Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom, and after that first taste, she pursued learning for the next decade. She received a BA from Brigham Young University in 2008 and was subsequently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in history in 2014.

Average rating: 4.48 · 375,810 ratings · 40,725 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
Educated

4.48 avg rating — 375,804 ratings — published 2018 — 84 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Tara’s Recent Updates

Tara Westover is now friends with Craig
10500817
Tara Westover is now following Susan S. Rugh and Crisco
More of Tara's books…
“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.”
Tara Westover, Educated

“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.”
Tara Westover, Educated

“The thing about having a mental breakdown is that no matter how obvious it is that you're having one, it is somehow not obvious to you. I'm fine, you think. So what if I watched TV for twenty-four straight hours yesterday. I'm not falling apart. I'm just lazy. Why it's better to think yourself lazy than think yourself in distress, I'm not sure. But it was better. More than better: it was vital.”
Tara Westover, Educated

Polls

Vote for the August 2019 Adult / Non-fiction BOM.

Details of the books can be found in the nom thread here

 
  56 votes 19.7%

 
  37 votes 13.0%

 
  29 votes 10.2%

 
  22 votes 7.7%

 
  21 votes 7.4%

 
  19 votes 6.7%

 
  18 votes 6.3%

 
  17 votes 6.0%

 
  16 votes 5.6%

 
  10 votes 3.5%

 
  9 votes 3.2%

 
  8 votes 2.8%

 
  6 votes 2.1%

 
  5 votes 1.8%

 
  5 votes 1.8%

 
  3 votes 1.1%

 
  3 votes 1.1%

284 total votes
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
2019 Reading Chal...: Ilona's Tea Corner ☕ 50 542 Dec 10, 2017 03:46AM  
Crazy Challenge C...: A-Z Non-Fiction Challenge 153 170 Jan 10, 2018 06:34AM  
Goodreads Librari...: please combine books 3 65 Jan 16, 2018 05:12PM  
Book Nook Cafe: The Book Salon ~~ February 2018 150 58 Feb 28, 2018 12:11PM  
All About Books: March 2018- What will you be reading? 42 36 Mar 29, 2018 12:23PM  



No comments have been added yet.