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Number one New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe best seller
Washington Post and USA Today best seller
Long-listed for the Carnegie Medal of Excellence
President Barack Obama's 2018 summer reading
One of Time's Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far
One of Publishers Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year
PBS Newshour/New York Times Book of the Month

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 

"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)

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.

©2018 Tara Westover (P)2018 Random House Audio

Kritikerstimmen

"Powerful, moving, brave, naked, and completely at home in its form, Tara Westover's Educated gives us homegrown American originals, who find their Mormon congregation too conventional, and raise their children on a western mountain, refusing them birth certificates and not allowing them to attend school. This is a daughter's story of how she grew into herself and comes to understand her home. This book would be far less harrowing if it were a novel." (Mona Simpson, author of Casebook and Anywhere But Here)
"A punch to the gut, a slow burn, a savage indictment, a love letter: Educated somehow contrives to be all these things at once. Tara Westover guides us through the extraordinary western landscape of her coming of age and in clear, tender prose makes us feel what she felt growing up among fanatics." (Claire Dederer, author of Love and Trouble)

"Narrator Julia Whelan's performance is outstanding. She expresses author Tara Westover's naïve trust in her father's conviction that the world will end at Y2K; incredulity at the constant freak accidents of children being gashed, set on fire, or concussed while working in a junkyard (God will protect); and mortification at discovering her ignorance of the Holocaust and Martin Luther King in her freshman year at Brigham Young University. Whelan conducts a master class in the fear, dread, and self-doubt wrought by domestic violence as Westover recounts her older brother's terrorizing all while spewing religious righteousness." (AudioFile)  

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Great.

A powerful story of change, I was completely entranced. The beginning is pretty violent and disturbing and I almost didn't get through it, but I am very glad I did.

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Tolles Buch

Kaum ein Buch hat mich in letzter Zeit so gepackt wie dieses. Eine Biographie, die traurig und spannend ist. Geschrieben von einer Frau, die offensichtlich mit einem akademischen Hintergrund schreibt. Es wird erwähnt, wo sie nicht zitiert, sondern nur sinngemäß wiederholt. Ohne zu emotional zu werden, beschreibt sie ihren Weg.
Ich empfehle auch im Freundeskreis allen dieses Buch.

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Interesting....shocking....a little long

Wow, what a story for only the first part of her life! Amazing what she was able to accomplish, with all that heavy weight that she carries around. Well read by the speaker, overall a good read.

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Education. More than just studying and childhood.

You can teach and reach over yourself if you really want it. Just do it! Awesome story!

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Utterly absorbing

Tara Westover’s book is gripping to say the very least! I could not stop listening. Julia Whelan did a superb job of reciting the book. Educated: A memoir would have made a great novel if it were not for the fact that it was a true story. Someone actually survived such a violent upbringing and rose far above and beyond it. Tara Westover is my new hero! She is the strongest and most courageous woman I have ever heard of. It is a compelling book and I rate it with 5 plus stars!

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