Tara Westover Biography and Wiki
Tara Westover is a renowned American memoirist, historian, and essayist. Her memoir Educated was ranked as one of the best 10 books of 2018 by the New York Times. Moreover, in 2019, Tara was ranked as one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine. Tara currently lives in London, United Kingdom.
Tara Westover Age and Birthday
Westover is currently 37 years old. She was born on September 30, 1986, in Clifton, Idaho, United States of America. Her Zodiac sign is Libra.
Tara Westover Height and Weight
Tara stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.6 m) tall and weighs about 56 kg (123 lbs).
Tara Westover Family/Parents, Siblings
Westover was born in Clifton Idaho to Mormon survivalist parents, Val and Laree Westover. Her parents were dubious of doctors, hospitals, public schools, and the federal government and therefore Tara Westover was born at home. She has five older brothers and an older sister.
Tara Westover Education
Westover attended Brigham Young University and graduated with honors in 2008. She then attended the University of Cambridge at Trinity College and earned a Master’s degree. She also earned a doctorate in intellectual history in 2014 from Trinity College.
Tara Westover Husband, Married
In her memoir, Tara revealed that she has a boyfriend named Drew. However, Westover has kept her relationship private and it is not known whether she is married or not.
Tara Westover’s Book ‘Educated’
Westover rose to stardom after her book Educated: A Memoir which was published by Penguin Random House in 2018 became very popular and was the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, and was positively reviewed by New York Times, USA Today, Vogue, and The Economist among others.
The book tells the story of her struggle to reconcile her desire for education and liberty with her family’s rigid principles and isolated life. Educated has spent two years in hardcover on the New York Times bestseller list and has also been translated into 45 languages. As of December 2022, the book has sold more than 8 million copies.
Tara Westover Awards and Recognitions
Westover has won a number of awards and recognitions over her career including;
- Named the Book of the Year by the American Booksellers
- Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in Biography
- Won Goodreads Choice Award for Autobiography
- Won the Audie Award for Autobiography/Memoir
- Won the Alex Award from the American Library Association
- Hudson Group Best Book of the Year.
- Apple’s Best Memoir of the Year
- Barack Obama’s Pick for Summer Reading and His Favorite Books of the Year List.
- Received the James Joyce Award and Evans Handcart Award among Others.
- Chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019.
Tara Westover’s Net Worth
At the moment, Westover has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.