While I was reading EDUCATED, I was also looking out the front window of the house I grew up in, at the mountain that watched over my own childhood. There were--are--texts on my phone telling me that I can’t see my nieces and nephew, that I'm dangerous to them. I have a lot of feelings about Tara Westover’s story that I probably need at least a couple of years of therapy for before I write about it.
So, just a brief review: this is a very interesting look into faith, reactionary conservatism, and patriarchal family dynamics. Read it if you feel like you don't understand Trump voters. Content warning: physical, verbal, and spiritual abuse.