An Institute of
Educated: A Memoir

Author: Tara Westover
Call No: CT3262.I2 Wes

The youngest child of a survivalist family in rural Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen when she first stepped into a classroom and learnt about the Holocaust. This coming-of-age memoir captures Westover’s struggles to reconcile her fundamentalist upbringing with her exposure to critical thinking through education. It chronicles deeply personal memories, from growing up in an oppressive family to Westover’s persevering to break the barriers of her family’s repressive beliefs and educate herself. This is a compelling narrative of someone who fought for her education, earned a PhD from Cambridge and, more importantly, shaped her self-identity and destiny.