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Educated: A Memoir

Educated: A Memoir
垃圾場長大的自學人生: 從社會邊緣到劍橋博士的震撼教育

作者  /  Tara Westover 泰拉.維斯托

出版社 / Penguin Random House LLC

出版日期 / 2018/02/20

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$595

售價 / 79折, NT$ 470

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Tara Westover終於在她17歲時正式踏進學校接受教育。生於愛達荷州與世隔絕的深山中,為了迎接末日來臨的一天,她堆存了大量的食品罐頭,和急救求生包睡在一塊。每到夏日她為自稱是產婆及醫師的母親燉煮草藥,冬日則到父親的回收場做資源回收。





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

"Tara's story will find a place alongside modern classic memoirs like Wild and The Glass Castle. It's that special."--Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire

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 ties with those closest to you. 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.

"Educated shines a light on a part of our country that we too often overlook."--J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy

"Breathtaking, heart-wrenching, inspirational--I've never read anything like this."--Amy Chua, Yale law professor and author of Political Tribes and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother


誠品26碼 /2681533933003
ISBN 13 /9780525510673
ISBN 10 /0525510672
EAN /9780525510673






9折, NT$270