Ed­u­cated

Indwe - - Business Hub - By Tara Westover

Tara Westover grew up pre­par­ing for the End of Days – which, her father be­lieved, was im­mi­nent. She hadn’t been reg­is­tered for a birth cer­tifi­cate. She had no school records be­cause she’d never set foot in a class­room, and no med­i­cal records be­cause her father didn’t be­lieve in doc­tors or hospi­tals. At 16, Tara de­cided to ed­u­cate her­self. Her strug­gle for knowl­edge would take her far from her Idaho moun­tains, over oceans and across con­ti­nents, to Har­vard and Cam­bridge. Only then would she won­der if she’d trav­elled too far. If there was still a way home. Ed­u­cated is an ac­count of a true-life strug­gle for self-in­ven­tion, and is a uni­ver­sal com­ing-of-age story. It’s a story that gets to the heart of what learn­ing is and what it of­fers – the per­spec­tive to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

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