3 for fans of Educated

Love revealing memoir Educated by Tara Westover? Try these!

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to examine the class divide in our country and the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less.

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land
A journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
A remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. A stunning and life-affirming story about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric, and severely misguided family.