Author: Tara Westover
Facilitated by: Diana Barrett
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
About the Facilitator
Diana Barrett was on the Faculty of Harvard University from 1975 until 2004. She received both her Masters in Business Administration and her Doctorate in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. After a long academic career, in 2005 she founded The Fledgling Fund, providing grants to filmmakers who believe that their documentary films can ignite or sustain social change. Dr. Barrett is on the Board of the Everglades Foundation, The Lords Place, United Way, The Society of the Four Arts and is on the Visiting Committees for Photography and Scientific Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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