Wow. It was like watching a train wreck. This book infuriated, frustrated, mesmerized and captivated me. Told with the most honest and humble voice, “Educated” is the true story of Tara Westover and her family. I cannot count the number of times I cringed, shuttered or said “Oh my God”. I absolutely despised some of these cruel, arrogant people and rooted for Tara not only to escape but to survive. In today’s climate where tolerance and forgiveness are not only encouraged but demanded, I had none for either Tara’s father or older brother, both of whom I found to be despicable, frightened, insecure monsters who used their “religious” zeal and righteous indignation to excuse their severe mental illness and moral bankruptcy. I cheer Tara for her escape and hope she finds a life where people love, cherish and respect her. Highly recommended but don’t expect this to be a feel-good book. It’s so incredibly not that.