Friday, September 04, 2020

book club - Educated by Tara Westover




"Men like to think they're saving some brain-dead woman who's got herself into a scrape.All I had to do was step aside and let him play the hero!" 

Then she'd smile - not a soothing smile for someone else but for herself, of baffled amusement, a smile that to me always seemed to say, Ain't nothing funnier than real life, I tell you what.

The truth is this: that I am not a good daughter.  I am a traitor, a wolf among sheep; there is something different about me and that difference is not good.

It was not that I had done something wrong so much as that I existed in the wrong way.  There was something impure in the back of my being.