"Educated" a memoir by Tara Westover

by Gayle 3 Replies latest jw friends

  • Gayle

    I recommend this book by a gal raised Mormon. but her father was more offshoot, more anti-government, anti-medicine, anti-institutional education ( list goes on) . She never was in classroom till 17 years old. She went to BYU and Cambridge, awarded PhD.

    Parts of her experiences, most exJWs raised in will relate.

  • stillin

    Excellent read! I'm reading it now.

    Just finished "Little Bee." Another good read.

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    ''Educated'' by Tara Westover. Yes I finished reading it a couple of weeks back. Great read and yes it does echo the ''stigma'' attached to 'education' as the JW's in the Borg do. Similar parallels.

    She relates I believe in her book that what religions fear is education and knowledge. Smart woman. She can see right through the dogma which religions impose on people.

  • exjwlemming
    My never JW wife read it several months ago for her book club. Knowing my JW background, she recommended it to me, so I read it too. It is a great book and many things are similar with the JW life.

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