Debuts February 2018 in nineteen languages
Voted the #1 Indie Next Pick by the American Booksellers Association
Also named one of...
New York Times's Must-Know Literary Events
BBC's Books Look Ahead 2018
Barnes and Noble's Discover Pick
Stylist's 20 Must-Read Books to Make Room For in 2018
Elle's Trust Us: Books Roundup
Entertainment Weekly's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018
Bustle's 13 Authors You Need to Be Watching in 2018
Red Magazine's Best of 2018
Library Reads's February Top 10
Daily Express's Must-Have New Reads
Mail on Sunday's Best of 2018 Cultural Highlights
The Pool's Books We're Looking Forward to in 2018
The Bookseller's Nonfiction Book of the Month
Vogue's What to Read This Fall
WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING
Must-Know Literary Events in 2018
"Westover’s memoir, 'Educated,' recounts a childhood spent in an isolationist family and her path to Harvard and Cambridge."
Books Look Ahead 2018
"This memoir is a dazzling example of what you can achieve if you set your mind to something . . . an inspirational, truly unique coming-of-age tale."
20 Must-Read Books to Make Room for in 2018
"This extraordinary memoir . . . tells the story of how Westover’s determination to access knowledge changed her life. It’s a powerful, jaw dropper of a book."
The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018
"Bound to draw comparisons toThe Glass Castle, this memoir centers on a young girl who was kept out of school and went on to leave her survivalist family to get her PhD. "
12 Authors You Need to Be Watching in 2018
"She’s already being compared to Jeanette Walls (whose much-loved memoir, The Glass Castle, was adapted to film last year) and her debut memoir hasn’t even landed on bookstore shelves yet. If you love memoirs, be sure to keep an eye on writer Tara Westover whose debut, Educated, shares a survival journey that readers are definitely going to be buzzing about this year."
Books We're Looking Forward to in 2018
"This fiercely intelligent memoir is a fascinating and compassionate view of another world and the author’s struggle to both escape from and understand it as she heads out into the world to become educated."
Our Pick: Best of 2018 Cultural Highlights
"An astonishing and uplifting story about the transformative power of education."
Must-Have New Reads
"Westover's jaw-dropping memoir."
The Best of 2018
"This memoir about her struggle for self-invention is beautifully written
and will appeal to fans of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild."
Discover pick for Spring 2018
One of 50 books chosen each year for the
Discover New Great Writers program
Editor's Choice Non-Fiction Book of the Month
"...while in almost any other month, exceptional books such as Afua Hirsch Brit(ish) or Helen Thomson’s Unthinkable would have been shoo-ins for Book of the Month, no title could compete with the extraordinary Educated by Tara Westover.”
— Caroline Sanderson
Indies Introduce - One of the top 10 Debuts for Winter/Spring 2018.
“Educated is about growing up in extraordinary circumstances, and about the irrational pull of the familiar...even if the familiar is deeply unsettling, and not particularly good for you. While I can imagine that much of the author’s childhood was vastly different from that of most readers, something about her beginnings offers us the chance to revisit the strangeness of how we each first learned about the concept of the ‘real world,’ about the parts we tacitly accepted as objective, and what happened when we came to discover that some part of this ‘reality’ was an invention of the people who raised us.”
— Sarah Bumstead, Vroman’s Bookstore (Pasadena, CA)
What to Read This Fall, According to Vogue Editors
"I also got my paws on advance copies of two outstanding memoirs, forthcoming this spring: Tara Westover’s Educated (February 20) and Leslie Jamison’s The Recovering (April 3)—both of which I highly recommend."
—Chloe Schama, Senior Editor