By Ann Greazel
Educated by Tara Westover woke me up. After catching a brief interview of her on TV, I knew that I had to read her memoir. There is something magnetic about this independent and strong woman. I’ve heard her say that she wants the book to live a life of its own and she is fine if she doesn’t associate with it.
It’s this characteristic of her personality that draws you in to her candid and honest story. This is a memoir from a woman without a birth certificate for the first several years of her life, no formal teachers and working through an adolescence that can only be described as a miracle because she survived.
Tara learned to thrive in a unique environment that is only epic to the outsider of her early world. It wasn’t odd to her. She didn’t actually know that her environment was different than those around her. And Tara is an overcomer who accomplished a PhD.
If you are looking to change up your normal choice of reading material or maybe decide to start picking up books more often and you aren’t that avid of a reader, this book is for you. It’s a book that engages many age-groups.