Tara Westover’s coming-of-age memoir Educated chronicles a young woman’s efforts to study her way out of a tough childhood in a Mormon fundamentalist family. Photo: Paul Stuart Tara Westover’s coming-of-age memoir Educated chronicles a young woman’s efforts to study her way out of a tough childhood in a Mormon fundamentalist family. Photo: Paul Stuart
Tara Westover’s coming-of-age memoir Educated chronicles a young woman’s efforts to study her way out of a tough childhood in a Mormon fundamentalist family. Photo: Paul Stuart
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Author Tara Westover on her radical Mormon upbringing, getting into college without schooling, and her bestselling memoir

  • Born to Mormon fundamentalists in Idaho who did not believe in traditional education or government, Tara Westover still managed to study her way to college
  • Despite suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, she earned a PhD at Cambridge University and her memoir, Educated, became a bestseller

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Tara Westover’s coming-of-age memoir Educated chronicles a young woman’s efforts to study her way out of a tough childhood in a Mormon fundamentalist family. Photo: Paul Stuart Tara Westover’s coming-of-age memoir Educated chronicles a young woman’s efforts to study her way out of a tough childhood in a Mormon fundamentalist family. Photo: Paul Stuart
Tara Westover’s coming-of-age memoir Educated chronicles a young woman’s efforts to study her way out of a tough childhood in a Mormon fundamentalist family. Photo: Paul Stuart
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