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From A Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge

Growing up in rural Idaho, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, never saw a doctor and didn't go to school. Her deeply religious parents stockpiled food and weapons for a government invasion or the end of the world. In her new memoir, 'Educated,' Westover writes about how she defied her parents, and made her way to college and graduate school. Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews Zadie Smith's new essay collection 'Feel Free.'

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