Educated: A Memoir


By Tara Westover

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Bill Gates:

Educated is even better than you’ve heard. Melinda and I loved Tara Westover’s journey from the mountains of Idaho to the halls of Cambridge. ... 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. ... Tara is never cruel, even when she’s writing about some of her father’s most fringe beliefs. ... I found it fascinating how it took studying philosophy and history in school for Tara to trust her own perception of the world. ... Although it’s not a political book, Educated touches on a number of the divides in our country: red states versus blue states, rural versus urban, college-educated versus not. ... Tara’s process of self-discovery is beautifully captured in Educated. It’s the kind of book that I think everyone will enjoy, no matter what genre you usually pick up. She’s a talented writer, and I suspect this book isn’t the last we’ll hear from her.