Educated: A Memoir

Born to Mormon survivalist parents opposed to public education, Tara Westover never attended school. Instead she spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother a self-taught herbalist and midwife. Taught to read by an older brother, her education was erratic and incomplete—until, at the age of seventeen, she decided to get a formal education and experience the world outside of her isolated Idaho community. Spanning many powerful themes, her bestselling book, Educated, is an account of the struggle for self-invention and gets to the heart of what education is and what it can offer as a powerful tool of self-invention.

Monday, September 16 at 5:30pm to 5:30pm


Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
385 East 8th Street, Claremont, CA