Podcast: Surviving Your Family with Tara Westover

Podcast: Surviving Your Family with Tara Westover

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This week Cheryl is joined by Tara Westover to discuss her memoir, Educated – a powerful retelling of a woman’s discovery of education, its transformative power, and the price she had to pay for it. Together they discuss what Tara’s life was like growing up in a survivalist family, and her remarkable journey of self-transformation.

Podcast guest: Tara Westover

Tara Westover was born in rural Idaho. She studied history at Brigham Young University and upon graduation was awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She received an MPhil in intellectual history from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and a PhD in the same subject in 2014.

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                  1. Frances says:

                    Hi Tara,

                    I’m not even finished with your book, but had to google for more information about your story.
                    Somehow I know your story is important to me. Although very different, there are some parallels in our stories.
                    I just want to say thank you. I don’t know what will happen with me, but I know the story you bravely told has changed me. I am 53, but I am still able to change because my heart is open.

                    Frannie Carrillo