My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.
Educated (2018) is the memoir of Tara Westover, who was born in Utah to survivalists and Mormon fundamentalists. While she was never allowed to attend school, Tara taught herself enough to to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Being isolated her entire life from mainstream society, her time in college taught her about important world events and created the desire in her to learn more, while she also struggled with the growing divide between her and her family.
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