Growing up in Metro Detroit, attending public schools, it is quite hard to imagine growing up like Tara Westover. Tara having not attended school as a child, with a father who believes the "Feds" are always after them, a mother who does not believe in medicine, and an abusive brother, she was not setup for success. A birth certificate did not even exist for Tara until nine years old. With all of her adversity, she becomes very successful in her adult life, obtaining bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees.

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