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.