Zoom Program: Real Men Read – Educated

Thursday, September 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Book

Educated, by Tara Westover

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.

About the Author

Tara Westover was born in Idaho in 1986. She received her BA from Brigham Young University in 2008 and was subsequently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in history in 2014. Educated is her first book.

About the Book Club

Real Men Read is an open forum book discussion covering non-fiction, historical and science fiction, memoirs, and current events titles. All are invited!

To have a book set aside for you contact Dave Anderson at 859-781-6166, x.13

If you’d like to attend the Zoom meeting, please email danderson@cc-pl.org for details.

 

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