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
Her first book, 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥, was a #1 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 bestseller and has remained on the list for more than a year.
It was a finalist for a number of national awards, including two from the National Book Critics Circle Awards, as well as the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. President Barack Obama and Bill Gates both recommended 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 on their annual reading lists, and the American Booksellers Association named 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 the Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year.
Tara Westover's Book
Whomever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were.
- Tara Westover