Educated - Tara Westover


By Tara Westover

  • Release Date: 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Size: 1.23 MB
Score: 4.5
From 664 Ratings

Alternative Downloads

Server Link Speed
Mirror [#1] Educated.pdf 35,878 KB/Sec
Mirror [#2] Educated.pdf 20,970 KB/Sec
Mirror [#3] Educated.pdf 36,467 KB/Sec


For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future

#1 International Bestseller

Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school.

Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.


  • EDUCATED by Tara Westover

    By Oceankatz
    Thanks to Random House and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced reading copy of EDUCATED: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Tara Westover is lucky to be alive. She tells her story in bits and pieces with huge gaps in between. Her mother was a self taught herbalist and mid-wife, and her father was a survivalist, distrusting the American government, schools, hospitals, and public education. Tara is the youngest child, and was raised, as were her siblings, to obey her parents, work hard, and follow the Mormon religion. Just like the television series "Blue Blood" starring Tom Selleck, her family strongly believed in "putting family first." Tara Westover learned to be careful around her brother Shawn, and her father because they could be nice and loving one moment, and in the next second become dangerously violent. Years later she recognizes these outbursts as "Bi-polar." EDUCATED has received lots of positive publicity and praise. There are several horrific happenings and unbelievable occurrences in this memoir. Posted on Goodreads, NetGalley and iBooks on March 18, 2019
  • Educated - Tara Westover

    By JGMcNeil
    By and large, this has been one of the best memoirs I have had the pleasure of reading. Tara Westover is a brilliant writer whose fluid yet arresting story is sure to captivate any reader. A story of flourishing love amidst a tidalwave of unfortunate circumstances, Westover’s debut memoir brings to life issues of academic worth, mental health, personal wellbeing, family duty, and self-preservation in an attempt to decifer her pnultimate question: what is an education? Heart-stopping, visceral, humble, and beautiful Educated is a masterpiece in writing that I recommend wholeheartedly.
  • Educated

    By joicole
    It is astounding that in this day and age there are people so ignorant of the world at large. Sad that a mother cannot protect her children from the tyranny of her husband.
  • Educated

    By bdonelon
    Hi - best read in a very long time
  • Highly readable and insightful

    By GetNat
    I ended this book so in awe of the author, who’s ability to persevere through both dangerous manual labour and a PHD at Cambridge was inspiring. Most of us take our educations - and the fact that our parents encouraged us to get them -for granted. She had neither but taught herself to think critically . Also she writes beautifully. I would also like to read Tyler’s story, one day. Highly recommended
  • Compelling

    By 7reader
    Sometimes almost too graphic to read, this arresting account depicts the life of a child growing up in a home with a severely mentally ill parent. With gut-wrenching accuracy it depicts the desperate need we have to feel loved by a parent, to rationalize behaviour that is totally irrational, and to keep returning to the abuse in hopes that somehow it will end. Westover realistically details our compulsion to hold on to the tiny moments of goodness from the tragically ill even though, in some cases, this results in violent or lethal abuse. Sadly victims, as in this memoir, spend much of their lives feeling they are the guilty ones. But as Westover describes, they can be supported & healed with help. Bravo for speaking so authentically about a family crippled by mental illness.
  • Education

    By Eliza Amy
    An excellent book that couldn’t be put down. Emotional at so many levels.
  • Never too late to get educated. Loved the book.

    By SoleTerrre
    Very interesting story of the value of education or lack of. Of the evolution of untreated mental illness and the repercussions on a person and the family.
  • Educated

    By Barry from Canada
    Worth the read. Amazing insight into a rare childhood in North America where a young girl with no education until her first day of college, rises from the roughest rural setting to become a Cambridge PhD.
  • Incredible read

    By Esdfree
    This book is excellent. Completely worth reading and passing on to a friend. Highly recommend.