Indy Grit Recommended Reading | Educated: A Memoir

One of the ways I enjoy improving my own grittiness is reading about the lives of those who have truly demonstrated amazing grit. One such story is that of Tara Westover. Tara was born at home and brought up in an isolated mountainous region of Idaho, well off the grid. Her parents were survivalists -- suspicious of the government.

They deliberately kept her out of school and off any birth or hospital records. It was as though she didn’t officially exist. Her mother taught her to read and she could add and subtract. With these basic skills, she determined to leave her family and go to college. Her amazing story of grit includes teaching herself the high school subjects required to score at the required level to be accepted to Brigham Young University.

And that is just the beginning of her story of resilience and determination.

Educated: A Memoir   is available from your favorite bookseller in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and Audible. I encourage you to add it to your grit reading list. Also, take a closer look at the cover – there is more to the graphic than what is seen with a casual glance.

Educated: A Memoir is available from your favorite bookseller in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and Audible. I encourage you to add it to your grit reading list. Also, take a closer look at the cover – there is more to the graphic than what is seen with a casual glance.