Reviews

  • A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage . . . a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination

    Sunday Times
  • [A] fascinating, jaw-dropping memoir

    Nina Stibbe, Observer
  • [A] superb memoir… Westover’s journey from a remote corner of the American west to one of the world’s grandest seats of learning is extraordinary . . . Her story, of fighting to be herself, is as old as the hills she came from, but Westover gives us such a fresh, absorbing take that it deserves to bring her own private Idaho into the bestseller lists, book groups and, eventually, cinemas.

    The Times
  • Brilliantly recounts her journey towards knowledge and enlightenment

    Blake Morrison, Guardian
  • An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT’S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU’VE HEARD.

    Bill Gates

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