From an isolated homeschooling to a PhD from Cambridge: How Tara Westover was saved by her education

The Current

Tara Westover grew up with isolationist parents who didn't trust the government, and gave her an erratic homeschooling. She alleges that she was abused by a violent brother, but getting an education — culminating in a PhD from Cambridge — helped her to break the cycle.

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