Tara grows up in rural idaho with a fanatical religious father, a deferential mother, and a slew of sisters and brothers, Sean being the most charming, yet dangerous. Tara learns about physics by ducking metal objects in the junk yard being flung by her scrapper father, and she learns to read by only the Bible and the Book of Morman. Tara's memoir is a search not only for an education but also a quest for her own voice. She has been so beaten down and indoctrinated by the men in her family, that she feels she can hardly breath. A heavy price must be paid for bucking the family. Tara is a courageous new voice and her story is unbelievable.