May 24, 2011
May 24, 2011
The author offers an account of her journey from a fifteen-year-old living on the streets and eating garbage to her acceptance into Harvard, a feat that prompted a Lifetime movie and a successful motivational-speaking career.
Liz Murray shares her harrowing life story, summarized by the title of the television movie based on her life, "Homeless to Harvard," in her own memoir BREAKING NIGHT. Raised by drug addicts and haunted by poverty, Murray was shamed and frightened into leaving home and school, and lived for years on the streets and public transportation. When yet another trauma motivated Murray to seize her own future, the teenager succeeded in achieving her high school diploma and earning her way to university and graduate school, and a much more healthy lifestyle than her prospects might have allowed.
Author: Liz Murray
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Women, Personal Memoirs
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Personal Memoirs, Women
- Publisher: Hachette Books
- Pages: 341
- Language: English
- Release Date: May 24, 2011
- Author: Liz Murray
- Online Item #: 13452602
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1036
- ISBN: 9781401310592
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported