Tony Daniel Gives a Mixed Review to ‘Educated,’ the Best-selling Memoir by Tara Westover, at the ‘Federalist’

federalist4site“I came away from Educated feeling like I’d just stepped in something nasty,” Tony says in the piece.

While finding Tara Westover’s tale of self-educating herself affecting, Tony says her account is thin on detail and nuance. Ultimately, Educated suffers from the problem of all confessional memoirs: you don’t know who to believe. Better to just write a novel when dealing with such themes, Tony contends.

Read the review here.