"If this was not an actual memoir I would find the story hard to believe. The dangers to which the 7 children were exposed by their bi-polar father is heart breaking. Mother seems to have suffered 'Stockholm syndrome' and did little to protect her ..."
"an amazing book, as well as horrifying, tragic, triumphant.......... how many other adjectives are needed?? I admire her writing style immensely. Her grammar is, of course, impeccable, but she also manages to inject warmth as well as love, terro..."
"Toxicity is toxicity even when it comes from your family. The blatant disregard for the well being and education of their 7 children and not to mention the utter psychopath living in their midst made this book a tough read. Her family turned to ..."
"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.'...