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Educated

A Memoir
Autor: Tara Westover
Sprecher: Julia Whelan
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 10 Min.
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Number-one New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe best seller

Named One of the Ten 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 

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)

©2018 Tara Westover (P)2018 Random House Audio

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“A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.” (O: The Oprah Magazine)

“Beautiful and propulsive... [Tara Westover’s] voice is so sui generis it feels in debt to no one.... And despite the singularity of her 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

“An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. It’s even better than you’ve heard.” (Bill Gates)

“Heart-wrenching... a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives.” (Amy Chua, The New York Times Book Review)

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A stirring story

A really stirring and well formulated story. Some parts are incredibly sad and violent. The book is very different to anything I read/heart before but in a good way. The beginning is a little lengthy but at the same time gives the necessary context needed to fully grasp the events illustrated towards the end. I dearly hope that young women living in similar circumstances follow suits and are able to liberate themselves like the main character of this story.
In addition, the speaker of the audio book is great! I would recommend the book.

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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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Tolle Geschichte, mechanische Stimme

Die Sprecherin erinnert an eine künstliche Vorlesestimme, als würde jedes Wort einzeln ohne Zusammenhang gelesen. Die Geschichte ist im Kontrast dazu faszinierend und emotional. Absolut hörenswert.

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Riveting story of another universe

The riveting story of a Mormon girl's unlikely path towards education, through the harsh, distorted reality of her childhood painted for her by doctrine and psychosis.

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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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loved it

Captivating, addictive, heartbreaking but also uplifting. I have so much respect for this woman, for her struggles, for her ability to recall all the details for the beautiful language of how she wrote her story and the way she tried to analyse it. I just loved it

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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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Shocking, mesmerizing, hopeful

Fascinating story on the construction of an identity, the meaning of education, loyalty, live and abuse.

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Intense story

Intense story of a girl that is becoming herself with the help of education - worth reading or hearing

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A brilliant book

A wonderful book. For someone living in Germany its is hard to believe that such things can happen