Tara Westover is an American historian and writer known for her unique and courageous education journey. She was born to Mormon survivalist parents opposed to public education. Tara taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and be admitted to Brigham Young University. She graduated magna cum laude winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Tara was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019.
EDUCATED - 70 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Her book, Educated, is an account of the struggle for self invention. It is a story that gets to the heart of what education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.
2019 ANDREW CARNAGIE MEDIAL FOR EXCELLENCE
Educated was long-listed for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and had spent 70 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Former U.S. President Barack Obama named Educated as one of the books on his summer reading list of 2018, just as Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Tara was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019
Educated was named the Book of the Year by the American Booksellers Association
One of the New York Times’s 10 Best Books of 2018
Long-listed for the Carnegie Medal of Excellence
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Autobiography
Amazon Editors’ pick for the Best Book of 2018
Apple’s Best Memoir of the Year
Audible’s Best Memoir of the Year
Former President Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of the Year list
Bill Gates’s Holiday Reading list
BRAND MINDS 2020
Tara Westover is joining Brand Minds Live on September 25th 2020, where she'll be giving a speech about the power of education.