Absolutely captivating, I loved this book!
mediocre at languages
Thank you. You are so right about how the people you love can make you question your own sanity. Or how I have questioned my sanity for my entire life. Thank you for these words. Karen
Best book of 2018
Couldn’t put it down.
Mental illness is a crippling disease, especially when not acknowledged and dealt with. This is a painful unfolding of one family's experience with several members having bipolar disorder and the havoc it wreaked in their lives. It is also highlights the triumphant will to survive and thrive, regardless of others. It is about the preservation of ones soul and the extent we will go to do so. Couldn't put this book down!
After reading T W Neal’s Freckled then Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle, Educated was a natural transition. This story of perseverance, determination, and healing held me from beginning to end. The ending, for me, was the most important. Self-awareness and acceptance are key to a healthy mentality. Whether or not Tara sees her own courage, millions of others found strength to accept their own childhoods as they read her story. Not all can share their stories, but there is something so valuable in reading about those who can.
Could not put the book down. Excellent.
While Tara's childhood and life experiences are extreme, I feel I know others who share common ground with her ... family situations that are toxic yet keeps drawing those affected back home and back into the chaos. An excellent read.
Westover has give us a precious gift with this memoir. Her struggle to come to terms with her Self in light of a convoluted, repressive, even dangerous background is gripping. Highly recommended.
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