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Educated by Tara Westover
"A memoir from a Mormon woman raised in Idaho by fundamentalist parents, who survived a violent childhood and sub-par homeschooling and managed to attain a PhD.

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I was so excited when I first heard about Educated, after catching a snippet of an NPR interview with the author. As a woman who has also learned the hard way the value of education, I was prepared to be inspired by the story of Tara Westover who str ...more
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There were several times where I felt the story was really going to dig into the meat of the various issues the characters were dealing with, but in the end, everything was a little too glossed over for me to really care about the outcome. Actually, ...more
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Katie is 50% done with Educated: I’m finding it hard to swallow some events and happenings. Feels like the author may have taken some liberties when recounting her memories.
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Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
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