We are talking about Educated by Tara Westover on The Stacks Book Club today. Author and podcast host Sarah Enni helps us break down why this story became a mega-bestseller and why its the book that everyone is still talking about. We also debate the role of fact versus memory in memoir, and what this book means in the current political climate.
There are spoilers on this episode.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. If you’d like to support your local indie, you can shop through IndieBound.
- Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni
- First Draft with Sarah Enni (Sarah Enni)
- Educated by Tara Westover (Audiobook)
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Ruby Ridge
- Waco Siege
- Missoula by Jon Krakauer
- The Gilmore Girls (The WB)
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
- Malcolm Gladwell
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
- Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
- Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, 2018)
- The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú
- “Kyrie Irving Doesn’t Know if the Earth Is Round or Flat. He Does Want to Discuss It.” (Sopan Deb, The New York Times)
- “Rachel Held Evans, Voice of the Wandering Evangelical, Dies at 37”(Elizabeth Dias and Sam Roberts, The New York Times)
- “The Legacy of Rachel Held Evans” (The Daily, The New York Times)
- Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Ibram X. Kendi
- Saeed Jones
- Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
- Jonestown Mass Murder
- Jim Jones
- Harvey Milk
- “Uganda Cult’s Mystique Finally Turned Deadly” (Ian Fisher, The New York Times)
- “Heaven’s Gate 20 Years Later: 10 Things You Didn’t Know” (Michael Hafford, Rolling Stone)
- Heaven’s Gate (Stitcher / Pineapple Street Media / Glynn Washington)
- “For ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Podcast Host, The Cult Story Hits Close To Home” (Ari Shapiro, NPR)
- David Koresh
- Patrik Svensson
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