#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University “An amazing story, and truly inspi
Author Tara Westover
Publisher Random House Publishing Group
Published Date 2018-02-20
ISBN 039959051X 9780399590511
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Lisamorris shared a tip "Disturbing but hard to put down. A story of perseverance."
Lauren.Lavergne shared a tip "🙌🏼"
Kristy.Stanton shared a tip "A powerful book, well worth the time"
oliviawsun shared a tip "rich with so many insights like “It’s strange how you give the people you love so much power over you.”"
peter_b shared a tip "A rare perspective worth understanding"
laura_moscatello shared a tip "This was the best book I read in 2019."
gary_munn_6749 shared a tip "How a girl educated at home became an outstanding scholar!!"
reid_smith shared a tip "Probably worth the hype. Really kinda makes you not like her dad"
evita_griskenas shared a tip "I couldn’t put it down and I’m still wanting to keep reading it after finishing. Honestly, no words, only applause"
addie_anderson_6277 shared a tip "4/5 crazy"
taylor_mink_9413 shared a tip "Great book!! Listened to on audible and it was wonderful!"
elizabeth_shaffer shared a tip "I loved this book"
krista_grand shared a tip "Don’t believe the bad reviews. Read the book. You won’t redeem it."
gabriel_dillon shared a tip "Loved this book!!!! Such an unusual story, but amazing!!!"
stephanie_7781 shared a tip "Yes absolutely! It was difficult for me to read sometimes because of the subject matter but I still recommend it."
karen_laura shared a tip "Excellent read"
carly_hill shared a tip "Such an inspiring story that keeps you on your toes the whole time!"
adina_plonka shared a tip "Amazing!"
tipu_usman shared a tip "I just read this one. Can you recommend another ?"
heather_huffman shared a tip "Excellent book. I could not put it down! It will leave you thinking long after you've read the last page."
dawn_day_239 shared a tip "So so good!! Interesting, inspirational, page turner. Based on a true story."
brittney_dohr shared a tip "Best book I have read in a very long time."
sandra_munsters shared a tip "Read this. It is how to learn about different views without getting into an argument."
joyce_giesler shared a tip "Autobiography that reads like a fiction. Couldn't put it down."
catherine_ciccarelli shared a tip "This was a good book, well written. The story itself, being real, makes you want to keep reading to see what happens next."
marrrrrwa shared a tip "Halfway through on Audible and can't wait to hear the rest!"
logan_shaffer shared a tip "I completely gave myself over to her world and her story and have been shaken ever since!"
alan_nixon shared a tip "One of the best books I have ever read. Enlightening. Amazing and thoroughly engrossing."
gina_webster shared a tip "A must read (or listen)"
marco_dauria shared a tip "Libro bellissimo, storia incredibile."
nicole_nicole shared a tip "Eye opener to just how much education can be taken for granted. Also just how toxic people can be."
mary_lemier shared a tip "O M G. What a ride. Loved everything about this book."
estelle_schweizer shared a tip "One of the best books I've ever read"
nicola_jones shared a tip "Great memoir about a girls journey through her ‘education’. Fascinating read!"
laura_j_8541 shared a tip "Really interesting read that reminded me of my strict upbringing in a similar but a little less crazy family"
kaitlyn_leniek shared a tip "This book was amazing!"
elizabeth_settle shared a tip "Insightful and powerful. A moving coming of age story that left me inspired. 10/10 would recommend."
awesome_user_670724 shared a tip "So educational and inspirational! I would definitely reread!"
taylor_welty shared a tip "I absolutely love this book one of my favorite Reads"