Tara Westover

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Memoirist, essayist, and historian (1986)
Fri May 27 2022
By   Pranish

The Audie Award-winning author for Autobiography, Tara Westover, is a well-known personality in the field of history and essay. She is best known for her book, Educated: A Memoir, which was awarded and nominated for many reputed awards and titles such as Best Book Of The Year, LA Times Book Prize in Biography, and Goodreads Choice Award.

Tara was born on 27 September 1986, in Clifton, Idaho, the USA, under the birth sign, Libra. Similarly, she belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Not to mention, people are familiar with her career achievements; however, they are more curious to know about her personal life. So, let's take a peek in her matters too.

Is Tara Westover's Married?

The 33-years-old author, Tara, is possible a single and unmarried woman as of 2019. She is very secretive towards her private life and often keeps herself away from private questions as well. According to Vogue, she used to have a boyfriend while she was doing a Ph.D. in history, but their relationship ended after she moved to London. 

Image: Educated: A Memoir Author, Tara Westover 
Source: Twitter (@tarawestover)

Besides her love life, she is a dog enthusiast as she has written it on her Twitter account. Moreover, she is also a book lover and often read novels and books and upload them on her Twitter account.

Net Worth Of Tara Westover

Tara is a well-known author who has written the famous book Educated: A Memoir, which has collected many different titles and awards until now. So, being such a vast author as well as a memoir writer, essayist, and historian, she must have earned a hefty sum of money from it.

Westover's net worth is around $1 Million as of 2019. She collected the majority of her money from the sales volume of her books. Similarly, she also adds a decent amount of dollars to her fortune through her secondary professions, such as memoirist and historian.

Tara Westover at the writer's community in London
Picture: Tara Westover at the Writer's community in London. 
Source: The Riffraff

According to PayScale, the average salary of an author is around $50,725 as of 2019. Whatsoever, she might be earning over $100,000 per year as she is a talented and experienced author. Altogether, her yearly income might be around $150,000 for now. 

On SuperSoul Sunday Defining Love To Oprah

Recently on 4 May, she sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview on the show SuperSoul Sunday to talk about her past. In an interview, she explained about her dark past about her older brother abusing her.

Tara Westover in an interview with Oprah Winfrey
Frame: Tara Westover (left) with Oprah Winfrey (right). 
Source: Oprah Magazine

She told that her older brother broke her wrist and pushed her head into a toilet, and she wrote all these things in her diary. One of her writing has, 

"It's strange how you give the people you love so much power over you." "We think of it as something that fixes everything, or, if the love is real, then you definitely have to stay in the relationship. The only way to really respect love is to respect its limits, and respect that it doesn’t give you the power to change other people.

Tara further added,

"That’s why you can love someone and still choose to say goodbye to them. It’s not necessarily a question of whether you love them, it’s a question of whether they belong in your life."

At that time, she was just 16-years-old.

Tara Westover's Books, Awards and Titles

She was in the field of book writing for several years before coming into prominence in 2018 when she wrote a book named Educated: A Memoir. The book has won several reputed awards as well as titles so far.  

Tara posing for a picture
Image: Tara in her White Overcoat
Source: Vogue

In addition to that, the former president, Barack Obama, included the book on his annual summer reading list and commented "remarkable."

Some of the titles and awards that the book won are as follows:

  1. Book of the Year by American Booksellers Association
  2. Finalist for the John Leonard Prize
  3. One of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2018
  4. Amazon Editors' pick for the Best Book of 2018
  5. Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Oprah Magazine, and The New York Post

Tara has also collaborated with other authors such as K Callan and Liz Crokin for her books.


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