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Educated Book ´ 334 pages ☆ Gwairsoft ´ ❮Reading❯ ➷ Educated Author Tara Westover – Gwairsoft.co.uk Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping wit TarCiety 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 violentThen lacking any formal education Tara began to educate herself She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University where she studied history learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement Her uest for knowledge transformed her taking her over oceans and across continents to Harvard and to Cambridge Only It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over youI am in the minority on this one but this did not blow me away I wanted to read this after seeing so many high ratings I was expecting to love this book but ended up feeling meh about it I actually wanted to hurry the book up in parts and other times found it to be a little repetitive There were other times I wanted her to go into detail or explain things One thing I had an issue with is that her family is described as survivalists who educated their children at home many of which do not even have a birth certificate but then they had many modern conveniences Her father has a junkyard and a huge distrust of the government Her Mother becomes a midwife at her husband's urging and makes tinctures and uses herbs to cure those in her family and in their community I do realize that the family acuired the telephone due to her Mother's job as a mid wife but then I wondered how they paid for everythingTara grows up free or wild She didn’t bathe that often didn’t wash her hands after using the restroom and is unaware of world history and is uite comfortable living around bad odors and smells She is abused by an older brother and no one seems to notice intervene or even care They seem to be a reckless group example multiple car accidents etc I had a hard time believing some of the information presented Case in point the first car accident in the book Tara's father offered to pay for the damaged tractor Where did they get the money? Just how much does farm euipment cost? It's not cheap I know that Even if the farm euipment purchased is used it still must be pricey Plus the damage to their car would mean they would need to purchase another Then the family has another car accident More money lots of injuries possible need for another vehicle etc I am not saying that none of this happened but I had a lot of uestions about how things were paid forPlus this family seemed to be very accident prone falling from surfaces fires head injuries Was this because they were raised without any rules and became reckless or did bad things just happen to them?Tara does want a better life for herself She does educate herself at home so she can pass the test to get into College College isn't cheap nor are book nor is housing or food Again I wondered how she paid for all of this Plus once she got to college she didn't seem to mind that her roommates were upset with the smell in their home Dirty dishes not bathing not having clean clothes I get if this is the norm in the home she grew up in but when faced with other's displeasure I would think a smart girl like her would have taken the hint that being clean and living in a clean environment is the norm not how she was raised Plus at home a young man even pointed out to her that her home smelled as did sheThere was a part of this book that I did enjoy Tara's thirst for knowledge and teaching herself and gaining entrance to college without a formal education I appreciated her struggles and having to learn how to learn She went on to achieve a lot in her life and it is impressive and commendable Tara definitely was an under dog and I did root for her She definitely changed her life and sought for better for herself Even without a lot of support from her family she found strength and kept going This is what shined for me in this book with otherwise left me with uestions Who doesn't want to root for her? I did Having said that there were just too many uestions raised why reading this I don't care if someone is a survivalist I would think one would still want their children to be safe and free of harm The turning the blind eye to abuse was despicable The family also had a lot of modern conveniences which did not gel with my idea of what a survivalist family would own or not own But I am no expert on survivalist families Her father clearly had some mental health issues and they contributed to his beliefs and possibly to their way of life

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Then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far if there was still a way homeEducated is an account of the struggle for self invention It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers Westover has crafted a universal coming of age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found her I had a really tough time reading this bookThe physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it The manipulation the abuse she went through left me speechless While not uniue family issues are still so taboo Brainwashing your own self into thinking it's your fault that it wasn't that bad or that you imagined it will hit way too close for comfort for a lot of peopleThe author's writing was beautiful and her courage to get an education and stand up to her family was inspiringDo recommend if you can stomach it

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EducatedTara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother a midwife and healer and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyardHer father forbade hospitals so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse Gashes and concussions even burns from explosions were all treated at home with herbalism The family was so isolated from mainstream so I’ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things Whenever I don’t know a lot about something I’ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I doI thought I was pretty good at teaching myself—until I read Tara Westover’s memoir Educated Her ability to learn on her own blows mine right out of the water I was thrilled to sit down with her recently to talk about the bookTara was raised in a Mormon survivalist home in rural Idaho Her dad had very non mainstream views about the government He believed doomsday was coming and that the family should interact with the health and education systems as little as possible As a result she didn’t step foot in a classroom until she was 17 and major medical crises went untreated her mother suffered a brain injury in a car accident and never fully recoveredBecause Tara and her six siblings worked at their father’s junkyard from a young age none of them received any kind of proper homeschooling She had to teach herself algebra and trigonometry and self studied for the ACT which she did well enough on to gain admission to Brigham Young University Eventually she earned her doctorate in intellectual history from Cambridge University Full disclosure she was a Gates Scholar which I didn’t even know until I reached that part of the book Educated is an amazing story and I get why it’s spent so much time on the top of the New York Times bestseller list It reminded me in some ways of the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country which I recently watched Both explore people who remove themselves from society because they have these beliefs and knowledge that they think make them enlightened Their belief systems benefit from their separateness and you’re forced to be either in or outBut unlike Wild Wild Country—which revels in the strangeness of its subjects— Educated doesn’t feel voyeuristic Tara is never cruel even when she’s writing about some of her father’s most fringe beliefs It’s clear that her whole family including her mom and dad is energetic and talented Whatever their ideas are they pursue themOf the seven Westover siblings three of them—including Tara—left home and all three have earned PhDs Three doctorates in one family would be remarkable even for a “conventional” household I think there must’ve been something about their childhood that gave them a degree of toughness and helped them persevere Her dad taught the kids that they could teach themselves anything and Tara’s success is a testament to thatI found it fascinating how it took studying philosophy and history in school for Tara to trust her own perception of the world Because she never went to school her worldview was entirely shaped by her dad He believed in conspiracy theories and so she did too It wasn’t until she went to BYU that she realized there were other perspectives on things her dad had presented as fact For example she had never heard of the Holocaust until her art history professor mentioned it She had to research the subject to form her own opinion that was separate from her dad’sHer experience is an extreme version of something everyone goes through with their parents At some point in your childhood you go from thinking they know everything to seeing them as adults with limitations I’m sad that Tara is estranged from a lot of her family because of this process but the path she’s taken and the life she’s built for herself are truly inspiringWhen you meet her you don’t have any impression of all the turmoil she’s gone through She’s so articulate about the traumas of her childhood including the physical abuse she suffered at the hands of one brother I was impressed by how she talks so candidly about how naïve she once was—most of us find it difficult to talk about our own ignoranceI was especially interested to hear her take on polarization in America Although it’s not a political book Educated touches on a number of the divides in o