Tara Westover was raised in a fundamentalist Mormon family who didn’t believe in the evils of the wider world. Half her siblings didn’t have birth certificates or attend school. Hospitals and doctors were evil and everything could be cured by prayer and a form of homeopathy that her mother practised. Educated tells Tara’s story from her childhood to eventually moving away to college and moving into the world.
This is an amazing story. The way her family lives, the choices that were made. The fact that any of them survived, the idea that she could forge a different path. Wow. It’s just amazing.