Tara Westover grew up in a survivalist family in Idaho.  Even though she had never seen a doctor and had never sat in a classroom when she started college, she earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge in 2014.

Westover came to believe “that the ability to evaluate many ideas, many histories, many points of view, was at the heart of what it means to self-create,” she writes in her astonishing book Educated.

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