Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom, and after that first taste, she pursued learning for the next decade. She received a BA from Brigham Young University in 2008 and was subsequently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in history in 2014.
Tara Westover is the author of books: Educated, Educated / Where the Crawdads Sing, Educated Tara Westover and Education of an Idealist [Hardcover] 2 Books Collection Set, Educated and Normal People 2 Books Collection Set, A menina da montanha: A trajetória real da americana que pisou numa sala de aula pela primeira vez aos 17 anos até a conquista do doutorado em Cambridge