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Tara Westover is an American author, based in the U.K. She was born in Idaho in 1986 and led a sheltered childhood. Her father did not believe in public education. She worked with her parents, becoming a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She did not attend a school until age seventeen. From there, went on to graduate from Brigham Young University, magna cum laude (2008) and won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge (2009) with a Master of Philosophy degree. She was a visiting fellow at Harvard University in 2010. Later, she went back to Cambridge University and earned a PhD in history (2014). Her first book is entitled, Educated: A Memoir. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Tara Westover (born September 27, 1986) is an American memoirist, essayist and historian. Her memoir Educated (2018) debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list and was a finalist for a number of national awards, including the LA Times Book Prize, PEN America's Jean Stein Book Award, and two awards from the National Book Critics Circle Award. The New York Times ranked Educated as one of the 10 Best Books of 2018. Because of her book, Westover was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019.
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