Educated

Author: Tara Westover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 039959051X
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times “A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable.”—USA Today “The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing.”—The New York Times Book Review Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The 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 an older brother became violent. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. 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. Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

Educated

Author: Tara Westover
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443452505
Size: 60.34 MB
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For readers of North of Normal and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.

Educated

Author: Tara Westover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473538645
Size: 74.10 MB
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'A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ... a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination’ Sunday Times Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn’t exist. As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d travelled too far. If there was still a way home. EDUCATED is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, from her singular experience Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

Education Of A Felon

Author: Edward Bunker
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312280765
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A hardcore felon shares his gritty jailhouse stories from smoking a joint in the gas chamber to swimming in the Neptune pool at San Simeon, where he was first incarcerated at age 17.

My Gonzo Education

Author: Gregory Brandt
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495329104
Size: 11.59 MB
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Art is suffering and comedy is tragedy plus time. In Gregory Brandt's first memoir, he amusingly shares his experiences with drug addiction, kidnapping, and attempted rape with the world. Despite dropping out of High School, going to jail, and spending most of his life homeless and impoverished, Brandt graduated from the highly prestigious University of Texas School of Journalism

The Education Of Will

Author: Patricia B. McConnell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501150154
Size: 62.69 MB
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In this powerful, soul-searching memoir, beautifully written in the vein of A Pack of Two and Wild, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell recounts for the first time the compelling story of her dark past, memories of which are triggered by a troubled dog named Will. World-renowned as a source of science and soul, Patricia McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior—gained from her work with aggressive and fearful dogs—with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Now, she reveals that it wasn’t just the dogs who had serious problems. For decades Dr. McConnell secretly grappled with her own guilt and fear, which were rooted in the harrowing traumas of her youth. Patricia is forced to face her past by her love for a young Border Collie named Will, whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core. In order to save Will from this dangerous behavior, she must find her own will to heal, and along the way learn that will power by itself is not enough. Interweaving enlightening stories of her clients’ dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, Patricia recounts her fight to reclaim her life. Hopeful and inspiring, the redemptive message of her journey is that, while trauma changes our brains and the past casts a long shadow, healing, for both people and dogs, is possible through hard work, compassion, and mutual devotion.

The Education Of Augie Merasty

Author: Joseph Auguste Merasty
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780889774575
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A courageous and intimate chronicle of a young boy's life in an Indian residential school.

My Fundamentalist Education

Author: Christine Rosen
Publisher: Public Affairs
ISBN: 9781586482589
Size: 46.48 MB
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The author documents her upbringing in a fundamentalist elementary school in Florida during the nineteen eighties, discussing the strict religious indoctrination she was subjected to and her eventual disenchantment with this viewpoint.

The Cynic

Author: Alec MacGillis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501112031
Size: 72.15 MB
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From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country’s political dysfunction. Based on interviews with more than seventy-five people who have worked alongside Mitch McConnell or otherwise interacted with him over the course of his career, The Cynic is both a comprehensive biography of one of this country’s most powerful politicians and a damning diagnosis of this country's eroding political will. Tracing his rise from a pragmatic local official in Kentucky to the leader of the Republican opposition in Washington, the book tracks McConnell’s transformation from a moderate Republican who supported abortion rights and public employee unions to the embodiment of partisan obstructionism and conservative orthodoxy on Capitol Hill. Driven less by a shift in ideological conviction than by a desire to win elections and stay in power at all costs, McConnell’s transformation exemplifies the “permanent campaign” mindset that has come to dominate American government. From his first race for local office in 1977—when the ad crew working on it nicknamed McConnell “love-me-love-me” for his insecurity and desire to please—to his fraught accommodation of the Tea Party, McConnell’s political career is a story of ideological calcification and a vital mirror for understanding this country’s own political development and what is wrought when politicians serve not at the behest of country, but at the behest of party and personal aggrandizement.

The Only Girl In The World

Author: Maude Julien
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786071363
Size: 80.62 MB
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Maude still remembers the sound of the lock when the gate closed on their new home. She was three years old when she and her parents moved into that secluded manor, and she would only be allowed out again a handful of times. Here the young Maude endured a strict 'training' regime of home schooling and tough manual labour. She had to learn to hold an electric fence without flinching, master ten instruments, act sober while intoxicated and move objects with her mind. Her freemason father’s mission was to make her a super human who would preserve his legacy - and save the world. Alone, Maude had no other children to play with. Instead, she found solace in the heroes of the books she read, in the pets she kept and, eventually, in the kindness of strangers who engineered her escape. Now a successful child psychologist, Maude's story is both heart-breaking and heart-warming, and shows the resilience of the human spirit to overcome suffering.