Book: Educated


#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 ...

  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 20 February 2018
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780399590511

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Score: 4
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#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 inspiring. It’s even better than you’ve heard.”—Bill Gates NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR • BILL GATES’S HOLIDAY READING LIST • FINALIST: National Book Critics Circle’s Award In Autobiography and John Leonard Prize For Best First Book • PEN/Jean Stein Book Award • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. “Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • Good Morning America • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsday • New York Post • theSkimm • Refinery29 • Bloomberg • Self • Real Simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • Boo

Book: Educated


Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling supplies and sleeping with her “head for the hills” bag.

  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 20 February 2018
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 9781443452502

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Score: 4
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For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.

Book: Educated


  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 20 February 2018
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 9781473538641

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THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER 'An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT'S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU'VE HEARD.' - Bill Gates Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent) ________________________ Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn't believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. ________________________ · From one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2019 · Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers' Awards · Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe

Book: Educated


The New York Times Book Review's Must-Know Literary Events of 2018 BBC's Books Look Ahead 2018 Stylist's 20 Must-Read Books to Make Room For in 2018 Entertainment Weekly's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018 Bustle's 13 Authors You Need to Be ...

  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 17 October 2021
  • Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 0399590501

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"An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University"--Amazon.com.

Book: The Education of an Idealist


This is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference. “This is a wonderful book. […] The interweaving of Power’s personal story, family story, diplomatic history ...

  • Author : Samantha Power
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 10 September 2019
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062820716

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Score: 4
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A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER An intimate, powerful, and galvanizing memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner, human rights advocate, and former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power. Named one of the best books of the year: The New York Times • National Public Radio • Time • The Economist • The Washington Post • Vanity Fair • Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly • Audible “Her highly personal and reflective memoir . . . is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world.”—President Barack Obama Includes an updated afterword Tracing her distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official, Samantha Power’s acclaimed memoir is a unique blend of suspenseful storytelling, vivid character portraits, and shrewd political insight. After her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of Senator Barack Obama, he invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. When Obama won the presidency, Power went from being an activist outsider to serving as his human rights adviser and, in 2013, becoming the youngest-ever US Ambassador to the United Nations. Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy, offering a compelling and deeply honest look at navigating the halls of power while trying to put one’s ideals into practice. Along the way, she lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life, shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with raising two young children, and makes the case for how we each can advance the cause of human dignity. This is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference. “This is a wonderful book. […] The interweaving of Power’s personal story, family story, diplomatic history an

Book: Education of a Felon


A hardcore felon shares his gritty jailhouse stories from smoking a joint in the gas chamber to swimming in the Neptune pool at San Simeon, where he was first incarcerated at age 17.

  • Author : Edward Bunker
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 17 October 2021
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 13 : 0312280769

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A hardcore felon shares his gritty jailhouse stories from smoking a joint in the gas chamber to swimming in the Neptune pool at San Simeon, where he was first incarcerated at age 17.

Book: The Wine of Angels


But this is Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets. A paradise of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses.

  • Author : Phil Rickman
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release : 01 April 2011
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 13 : 9780857890160

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Score: 4
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The first in the historically rich, atmospheric mystery series featuring female exorcist Reverend Merrily Watkins The new vicar had never wanted a picture-postcard parish—or a huge and haunted vicarage. Nor had she wanted to walk into a dispute over a controversial play about a 17th-century clergyman accused of witchcraft, a story that certain long-established families would rather remained obscure. But this is Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets. A paradise of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. And also—as Merrily Watkins and her teenage daughter, Jane, discover—a village where horrific murder is a tradition that spans centuries.

Book: Summary Educated a Memoir by Tara Westover


Notice: This is a SUMMARY of Tara Westover's bestseller, Educated: A Memoir.

  • Author : ExecutiveGrowth Summaries
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 10 July 2019
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 13 : 1077747403

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Notice: This is a SUMMARY of Tara Westover's bestseller, Educated: A Memoir. Educated: A Memoir became a #1 New York Times bestseller for simple reasons... In Educated: A Memoir, Dr. Tara Westover recounts her experiences growing up in rural Idaho under the authority of fundamentalist Mormon parents and an abusive older brother. Her father believed public education to be a danger to their way of life and, therefore, Tara did not attend school. Her mother, a self-taught midwife, and herbalist served as the family's source of medical assistance during sickness and even severe injuries. Tara eventually left her mountain home and received a formal education, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and then earning her Ph.D. from Cambridge University while also winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The process of becoming educated set her on a path that proved unacceptable to her parents and some of her other family members. It was also a path that gave Tara the ability to perceive her entire childhood in a much different light. In that light, she found a truer way of existing. Her story reveals nine principles that are present in many journeys walked by those who seek growth, maturity, truth, and authenticity. This summary and analysis shares those nine principles and the specific instances of Tara's story that revealed them. If you resonate with Tara's journey and the principles therein, we highly advise you to read the full book. Why read ExecutiveGROWTH Summaries: The best-quality summaries on Amazon, guaranteed. Team of professional native-English writers and editors (a huge issue on Amazon; check the reviews of ANY other summary book company to see for yourself). Engaged CEO and a responsive team committed to your personal growth and making your reading experience superb. Bonus Power Insights gives you the main takeaways to keep top-of-mind. Bonus Guided Challenge to immediately implement the book's knowledge to your daily life. We craft our summa

Book: Education of a Wandering Man


From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas, as a merchant seaman in Singapore and the West Indies, and as an ...

  • Author : Louis L'Amour
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 29 April 2008
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9780553899085

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Education of a Wandering Man Book Summary :

From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas, as a merchant seaman in Singapore and the West Indies, and as an itinerant bare-knuckled prizefighter across small-town America, here is Louis L'Amour's memoir of his lifelong love affair with learning—from books, from yondering, and from some remarkable men and women—that shaped him as a storyteller and as a man. Like classic L'Amour fiction, Education of a Wandering Man mixes authentic frontier drama--such as the author's desperate efforts to survive a sudden two-day trek across the blazing Mojave desert--with true-life characters like Shanghai waterfront toughs, desert prospectors, and cowboys whom Louis L'Amour met while traveling the globe. At last, in his own words, this is a story of a one-of-a-kind life lived to the fullest . . . a life that inspired the books that will forever enable us to relive our glorious frontier heritage.

Book: Notes on a Nervous Planet


Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. This book might even change the way you spend your precious time on earth.

  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 29 January 2019
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780525505211

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library. A follow-up to Matt Haig's internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life. The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy. When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression as an adult, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in both positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet collects his observations, taking a look at how the various social, commercial and technological "advancements" that have created the world we now live in can actually hinder our happiness. Haig examines everything from broader phenomena like inequality, social media, and the news; to things closer to our daily lives, like how we sleep, how we exercise, and even the distinction we draw between our minds and our bodies.

Book: A Million Little Pieces


But A Million Little Pieces refuses to fit any mold of drug literature.

  • Author : James Frey
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 11 May 2004
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 13 : 9781400079018

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Score: 3.5
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A story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-face with a provocative new understanding of the nature of addiction and the meaning of recovery. By the time he entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility, James Frey had taken his addictions to near-deadly extremes. He had so thoroughly ravaged his body that the facilityís doctors were shocked he was still alive. The ensuing torments of detoxification and withdrawal, and the never-ending urge to use chemicals, are captured with a vitality and directness that recalls the seminal eye-opening power of William Burroughsís Junky. But A Million Little Pieces refuses to fit any mold of drug literature. Inside the clinic, James is surrounded by patients as troubled as he is -- including a judge, a mobster, a one-time world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute to whom he is not allowed to speak ó but their friendship and advice strikes James as stronger and truer than the clinicís droning dogma of How to Recover. James refuses to consider himself a victim of anything but his own bad decisions, and insists on accepting sole accountability for the person he has been and the person he may become--which runs directly counter to his counselors' recipes for recovery. James has to fight to find his own way to confront the consequences of the life he has lived so far, and to determine what future, if any, he holds. It is this fight, told with the charismatic energy and power of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, that is at the heart of A Million Little Pieces: the fight between one young manís will and the ever-tempting chemical trip to oblivion, the fight to survive on his own terms, for reasons close to his own heart. A Million Little Pieces is an uncommonly genuine account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed. It is also the introdu