Author Topic: Educated by Tara Westover  (Read 918 times)

rbuck

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Educated by Tara Westover
« on: July 25, 2018, 11:42:57 AM »
Just finished this book about the author who grew up in a religious, survivalist family that was preparing for the end of the world and/or the government to try and come kill them. Her family felt that public schools brainwashed kids so she never went to school until she was seventeen.

The book hits home as I have known a few people that were a little like this. It is was interesting to see how her education exposed her to things that most people are taught at a much younger age. It was an I testing thought experiment to think about all the things she was just learning, and how I would have viewed or interpreted them as an adult versus a child.

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Re: Educated by Tara Westover
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 02:10:42 PM »
Thanks for posting.  This book made it on my list to read someday...sounds like it's interesting enough that I should read it sooner as opposed to later. 

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Re: Educated by Tara Westover
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 12:09:24 AM »
Its a miracle she survived at all in that house. 

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Re: Educated by Tara Westover
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 03:00:34 PM »
I found "Educated" a fascinating read.

One thing that really impressed me was the authoress' ability to not be judgmental about her family's religious beliefs.

She is a unusually gracious, respectful, and nonjudgmental person.