Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Tara was just 17 years of age, the first time she went to school. Her parents were ready to face any kind of danger (they were survivalists, so as to say), they all lived in Idaho (a small state in the US). She used to store home canned peaches and sleep with her all ‘packed up’ bags, thinking the world might end up anytime, without her or anyone knowing.
She used to brew herbs for her mother in summers, who was healer and assistant to the doctor. And in winters she used to retrieve metal with her father from a junkyard.
Her father suspected the medical establishment, so Tara never knew about any doctor or nurse (basically anyone associated with ‘hospitals’) everything from wounds, injuries, burns, bumps, you name it and they treated it at home with all the natural things one can think of(naturopathy, as it is called). The family lived miles away from any neighbours and didn’t know whether it is right to put children to school or not, also in case of anyone becoming violent or behaving rudely, no one to correct them, even then, either.
When one of her brothers got enrolled in college and told his family about it, Tara also decides to try out something new, she learnt mathematics, grammar, and science all by herself and was admitted in Brigham Young University, where she also learnt psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning many new things about politics, about the globe around her. , she came to know of the oceans, continents, she was truly a changed persona, by now.