One of the 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE of 2019 by Time Magazine
Tara Westover is an American historian and writer known for her unique and courageous education journey. Born by Mormon survivalist parents opposed to public education, Tara taught herself enough to be admitted to Brigham Young University. She graduated magna cum laude, winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
70 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List
Her book, Educated, was listed for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and had spent 70 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list.
ENDORSED by BILL GATES and BARACK OBAMA
Former U.S. President Barack Obama named Educated as one of the books on his summer reading list of 2018, the same as Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
- 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
At BRAND MINDS, Tara Westover will be giving a speech about
THE POWER OF EDUCATION!