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Book Review: At Home by Bill Bryson

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Whenever I’m asked about my favorite authors, Bill Bryson always makes the list. Besides writing a string of humorous yet informative travel narratives, he’s also penned a memoir about his 1950s childhood and a variety of non-fiction books on topics as diverse as the English language, Shakespeare, and a rather grand attempt at a book…

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Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover

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Imagine you’re raised in a survivalist Mormon family that doesn’t believe in formal schooling. Or seatbelts. Or visiting the doctor. Or birth certificates. Or the authority of the government. Tara Westover was born into such a family, and her memoir, Educated, is the story of her journey from being a homeschooled child (and I use…

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