Tara Westover was raised by survivalist and devout Mormon parents in remote Idaho. Tara had no birth certificate, never went to school, nor did she ever receive medical care from a doctor. She survived so many accidents and near-death experiences in her childhood but finally escaped that life by teaching herself enough to be accepted to BYU where she learned of the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movement, and slavery for the first time. Eventually she earned a PhD in history. If you’re a fan of the memoir, think Liar’s Club, Glass Castle and Hillbilly Elegy all rolled into one story.
Educated - Tara Westover