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An amazing story and truly inspiring The kind of book everyone will enjoy ITS EVEN BETTER THAN YOUVE HEARD Bill GatesSelected as a book of the year byTHE TIMES SUNDAY TIMES GUARDIAN NEW YORK TIMESECONOMIST NEW STATESMANVOGUE IRISH TIMES IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE THE MULTI MILLION COPY BESTSELLERA Book of the Decade 2010 2020IndependentTara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but according to the government she didnt exist She hadnt been registered for a birth certificate She had no school records because shed never set foot in a classroom and no medical records because her father didnt believe in hospitals As she grew older her father becameradical and her brotherviolent At sixteen Tara knew she had to leave home In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education and the price she had to pay for itFrom one of TIME magazines 100 most influential people of 2019 Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers Awards Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama Antony Beevor India Knight Blake Morrison and Nina StibbeAn amazing story and truly inspiring The kind of book everyone will enjoy ITS EVEN BETTER THAN YOUVE HEARD Bill GatesSelected as a book of the year byTHE TIMES SUNDAY TIMES GUARDIAN NEW YORK TIMESECONOMIST NEW STATESMANVOGUE IRISH TIMES IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE THE MULTI MILLION COPY BESTSELLERA Book of the Decade 2010 2020IndependentTara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but according to the government she didnt exist She hadnt been registered for a birth certificate She had no school records because shed never set foot in a classroom and no medical records because her father didnt believe in hospitals As she grew older her father becameradical and her brotherviolent At sixteen Tara knew she had to leave home In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education and the price she had to pay for itFrom one of TIME magazines 100 most influential people of 2019 Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers Awards Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama Antony Beevor India Knight Blake Morrison and Nina StibbeAn amazing story and truly inspiring The kind of book everyone will enjoy ITS EVEN BETTER THAN YOUVE HEARD Bill GatesSelected as a book of the year byTHE TIMES SUNDAY TIMES GUARDIAN NEW YORK TIMESECONOMIST NEW STATESMANVOGUE IRISH TIMES IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE THE MULTI MILLION COPY BESTSELLERA Book of the Decade 2010 2020IndependentTara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but according to the government she didnt exist She hadnt been registered for a birth certificate She had no school records because shed never set foot in a classroom and no medical records because her father didnt believe in hospitals As she grew older her father becameradical and her brotherviolent At sixteen Tara knew she had to leave home In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education and the price she had to pay for itFrom one of TIME magazines 100 most influential people of 2019 Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers Awards Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama Antony Beevor India Knight Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe


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    Some autobiographical memoirs of traumatic childhoods areself pitying and self absorbed This one is not The author gives a balanced picture of her troubled familyin which madness is combined with ingenuity intelligence and grit and of the wider Mormon community in which she grew up It provides a fascinating insight into the complex effects of mental illness on family relationships and the individual It is also a moving story of one individual's successful struggle to overcome those effects and live a satisfying life