• 運動裝備
  • 今日66折
  • 天天BUY
喬治
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11月13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
載入中...
 

OKAPI 推薦

 

內容簡介

紐約時報#1暢銷自傳
紐時書評譽為2018不可錯過的文藝盛事之一
娛樂週刊2018年度最期待的50本書之列

    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。

    當Tara的其中一個哥哥開始出現暴力傾向,父母不但未出聲阻止,甚至任由Tara遭受這個哥哥的暴力虐待。當Tara另一位接受大學教育的兄長返家,並帶來關於「外面」世界的消息,她決定不顧父親反對,接受學校教育,展開全新的人生。她開始自學數學、文法及科學等,通過入學測驗,進入楊百翰大學,之後並取得劍橋大學博士學位。異於常人的成長歷程,雖帶給她創傷,但也贈予她一雙與眾人不同的眼,在學術之路上提出讓人驚訝的論點與質疑,成為傑出的學者。

    Tara其後與父母及多數兄姊斷絕來往,她的身分認同危機造成了令人心碎的內在斷裂,這部令人震撼的回憶錄,不僅僅訴說了Tara自我探索與和解的過程,也揭露了在一個我們稱之為進步、自由的文明國家的角落,仍然有著難以翻轉的人生,同時深刻展現了教育的力量及其深遠影響。(文/博客來編譯)

  #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.

  Review

  “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
 
 

詳細資料

  • 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

最近瀏覽商品

 

相關活動

  • 親子天下《小行星幼兒誌》獨家贈蠟筆著色組
 

購物說明

外文館商品版本:商品之書封,為出版社提供之樣本。實際出貨商品,以出版社所提供之現有版本為主。關於外文書裝訂、版本上的差異,請參考【外文書的小知識】。定價匯率為:美金乘以35,英磅乘以55。部份書籍,因出版社供應狀況特殊,匯率依實際狀況做調整。

調貨時間:無庫存之商品,在您完成訂單程序之後,將以空運的方式為您下單調貨。原則上約10~14個工作天可以取書(若有將延遲另行告知)。為了縮短等待的時間,建議您將外文書與其它商品分開下單,以獲得最快的取貨速度,但若是海外專案進口的外文商品,調貨時間約1~2個月。 

若您具有法人身份為常態性且大量購書者,或有特殊作業需求,建議您可洽詢「企業採購」。 

退換貨說明 

會員所購買的商品均享有到貨十天的猶豫期(含例假日)。退回之商品必須於猶豫期內寄回。 

辦理退換貨時,商品必須是全新狀態與完整包裝(請注意保持商品本體、配件、贈品、保證書、原廠包裝及所有附隨文件或資料的完整性,切勿缺漏任何配件或損毀原廠外盒)。退回商品無法回復原狀者,恐將影響退貨權益或需負擔部分費用。 

訂購本商品前請務必詳閱商品退換貨原則 

  • school
  • PLANT
  • strangers

訂閱電子報

想獲得最新商品資訊,請訂閱免費電子報