Tara Westover with Claudia Rowe
Tara Westover’s autobiographical account of being raised by survivalists in isolated circumstances in Idaho, Educated: A Memoir (Random House), is a riveting, beautifully written story of learning about herself, and the larger world—to remarkable ends.
“This remarkable memoir—one of the best I’ve ever read—is my kind of miracle. The book made me cringe, cry out, cover my eyes, shake with anger, beam with pride, and appreciate the trials that led to my own education. Tara Westover’s story will find a place alongside modern classic memoirs like Wild and The Glass Castle. It’s that special.” —Susannah Cahalan.
“A punch to the gut, a slow burn, a savage indictment, a love letter . . . Rarely have I read a book that made me so uncomfortable, so enraged, and at the same time so utterly, entirely absorbed.” —Claire Dederer.
Tara Westover will appear in conversation with Seattle Times Education reporter Claudia Rowe.