41eliTRAsHL._SY346_Go out immediately and purchase Educated by Tara Westover. Even better, buy it from Amazon through the embedded link! I haven’t read a book in a while where I thought about it all the time when I wasn’t reading it. Those who know me know I love a good memoir and I had read many reviews of this one (speaking of memoir, if you are a fan of memoirs and haven’t read The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, tee that one up after Educated). Tara is raised in a Mormon, survivalist family and kept out of school. Her father collects scrap metal and her mother is an herbalist and midwife. Tara, however, breaks free of this life and pursues education, ending up with a PhD from Cambridge. It’s a remarkably dark and yet uplifting story. I could not put it down and cannot believe that anyone could have survived the life she led. Fantastic read – one of the best I have read in months.

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