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Educated: A Memoir
  • 作者: Tara Westover
  • 原文出版社:Random House
  • 出版日期:2018/10/30
  • 語言:英文
  • 定價:420
  • 優惠價:79332
  • 優惠期限:2019年07月02日止
  • 運送方式:
  • 臺灣與離島
  • 海外
  • 可配送點:台灣、蘭嶼、綠島、澎湖、金門、馬祖
  • 可取貨點:台灣、蘭嶼、綠島、澎湖、金門、馬祖





    想像一個未曾接受過學校教育、與世隔絕的童年──這是Tara Westover的真實人生。來自虔誠的摩門教家庭,Tara和六個兄姊在愛達荷州的一個農場長大,她的父親囤積補給品和槍枝為末日做準備,執意生活在供電網路外,未送包含Tara在內的其中四個孩子上學,並且極端不信任醫療機構,即便孩子遭受嚴重的肢體創傷或燒燙傷,也只能接受父母使用藥草治療。



  #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

  Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times

  “A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

  “Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable.”—USA Today

  “The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing.”—The New York Times Book Review

  Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard.

  Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent.

  When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

  Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.


  “If [J. D.] Vance’s memoir offered street-heroin-grade drama, [Tara] Westover’s is carfentanil, the stuff that tranquilizes elephants. The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing…. By the end, Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.”—The New York Times Book Review

  “Living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable…a heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations of birth and environment into a better life.”—USA Today

  “Riveting…Westover brings readers deep into this world, a milieu usually hidden from outsiders…. Her story is remarkable, as each extreme anecdote described in tidy prose attests.”—The Economist

  “A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

  “Incredibly thought-provoking…so much more than a memoir about a woman who graduated college without a formal education. It is about a woman who must learn how to learn.”—The Harvard Crimson

  “Heart-wrenching…a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives.”—Amy Chua, The New York Times

  “Propulsive…Despite the singularity of her childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue

  “A subtle, nuanced study of how dysfunction of any kind can be normalized even within the most conventional family structure, and of the damage such containment can do.”—Financial Times

  “Westover’s extraordinary memoir is haunting in the best way, delivering a powerful coming-of-age saga.”—Paste

  “Westover’s one-of-a-kind memoir is about the shaping of a mind…. In briskly paced prose, she evokes a childhood that completely defined her. Yet it was also, she gradually sensed, deforming her.”—The Atlantic

  “Whether narrating scenes of fury and violence or evoking rural landscapes or tortured self-analysis, Westover writes with uncommon intelligence and grace…. One of the most improbable and fascinating journeys I’ve read in recent years.”—Newsday

  “This gripping coming-of-age story shows a woman’s world being opened through education.”—Refinery29

  “Raw and unflinching…lyrical and literary.”—Library Journal

  “An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success.”—Kirkus Reviews

  “At its heart, her memoir is a family history: not just a tale of overcoming but an uncertain elegy to the life that she ultimately rejected. Westover manages both tenderness and a savage honesty that spares no one, not even herself.”—Booklist


  • ISBN:9781984854858
  • 規格:平裝 / 352頁 / 13.2 x 20.3 x 1.76 cm / 普通級 / 單色印刷 / 初版
  • 出版地:美國




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