WilmU Book Club

September 2020  |  Educated: A Memoir

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
12:00pm ET

Online through Zoom


Educated book cover

Please join the WilmU Book Club for an online discussion of Tara Westover's book, Educated: A Memoir. Westover recounts overcoming her survivalist Mormon family in order to go to college and emphasizes the importance of education to enlarging her world.

Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Staff are all welcome! 

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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. 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. 

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