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