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Tara Westover is an American author who is living in the United Kingdom. Born in Idaho to a father who opposed public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working at her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife.
She was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom, and after that first taste, she continued to learn for a decade. In 2008 he graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and subsequently received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She received an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009 and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University in 2010. He returned to Cambridge, where he received his PhD in history in 2014.
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Born to survivor parents in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to step in when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.
When another brother entered college, Tara decided to try a new way of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her across oceans and continents to Harvard and Cambridge University. Only then would he wonder if he had traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
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This is an absolutely fascinating book that I couldn’t put down until I finally finished it in the wee hours of the morning.
Tara Westover tells the story of her childhood and upbringing in such a vivid narrative that it is easy to see the farm and mountains she grew up on and imagine what it must have been like to be a girl in her family home to be.
When the first incidents appear, one is left in a kind of shock. This is horrible, so bad, so bad that she is being treated this way and we hope that someone will recognize the abuse and step in and stop it.
But the interventions never come, and with each successive incident of abuse, violence, and blatant neglect, we continue to read with growing disbelief and horror that no one stopped these people, made them aware of what they were doing, and intervened to stop the to protect victims.
Tara tells her life story so skillfully that we can somehow witness what she’s been through while also breaking away from the worst parts like she did. It is such a brilliant writing technique that it tells us and yet shows us in the same sentence. She offers a narrative of what her future self was beginning to understand and also perfectly narrates how the young woman she was then experienced it.
Whether with carefully crafted intent or therapeutic necessity (or perhaps both), she smoothly and expertly guides the reader through the narrative of the story, then stopping abruptly when an incident occurs. The way he writes and explains each incident forces one to re-read the paragraph more than once, because here the rhythm suddenly changes and is transmitted from a dissociated perspective, but remains in the first person.
I can’t help but think that this partly mimics the way she herself must have replayed and revisited the same incidents repeatedly in her mind and in her diary to try to make sense of what is happening to her is. Except he somehow found a way to normalize it so he could continue to survive and function in such a dangerous, hostile environment.
It really is such a wonderful and intelligent writing and all the more painful for it. We feel a more real impact on her painful and incredible story and we sympathize with her in ways that are frustrating because we are powerless to step in and save her from the people who are her family. Or maybe even to save them all from themselves.
It’s interesting that it’s about domestic violence and domestic violence in full swing, but Tara never calls it that in the book, save for a telling reference to a third party at the end. Instead, he keeps trying to understand why his family behaved the way he did. His love for them and the need not to label them unfairly even as he remembers so much pain is evident even here.
In a way, the second and last part of the book is more harrowing and disturbing. While apparently all physical wounds have healed and through the power of her own inner will, strength, resilience and focus and determination, she has transformed her life into what any of us would hailed as a brilliant achievement (and most of us can only look forward to hope for success). our dreams), one feels that all of this is overshadowed by the pain of his cruel and unjust eviction from his family.
She describes the effects of her gaslighting with unsettling clarity. Physical violence is one thing, but undermining and wiping out someone’s sense of reality and self-esteem is a heinous abuse that leaves no visible scars but has a destructive power that can destroy a life from within. .
There is a sense that, despite your intellectual understanding, you still feel deeply that you have had to pay a heavy price for your personal safety, success, and happiness. That even though more than half of her family has cruelly rejected and cast her out, and continues to slander her to regain lost power and control, she still feels love and an underlying loyalty to them, even when she knows she can’t anymore give in to abuse. .
The book is a prime example of the devastating cost that a lack of education and confidence can have. What Tara Westover fails to emphasize, and is remarkably humble and nonverbal, is her own inspiring inner strength and brilliance as a human being.
One can’t help but feel that in the absence of a family to appreciate her incredible good fortune to have such a remarkable daughter in her life and live up to her responsibilities, she may eventually cast her off for good on herself. Completely let go of this innate desire for your parents’ love and consideration. Is this really possible for a child, even for an adult? That’s debatable, but if anyone deserves to be happy, free, joyful, and truly at peace with themselves, it’s definitely Tara Westover.
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