Educated – Sara Westover

Book review  – Educated by Tara Westover – Attached is a summary of the memoir copied from the book.

An account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing ties with those closest to you. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

My personal insight. While it is worthwhile mentioning that she grew up Mormon, (though it was specifically mentioned being that has nothing to do with the story,  I would say  that her family was the epitome of rigidity and conservatism in culture and beliefs. While reading the book, my skin cringed at the hardships they underwent scavenging scraps and iron from old vehicles. Not only had she endured her father’s almost brutal way of raising a family, but she emerged unscathed physically and emotionally, liberated herself from tendency to passively submit to  inequality accorded to women.

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