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Breaking night

Liz Murray

Breaking night

a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard

by Liz Murray

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Hyperion in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alumni and alumnae,
  • Drug Addicts,
  • Children of drug addicts,
  • Harvard University,
  • Adult Children,
  • Child of Impaired Parents,
  • Homeless Persons,
  • Biography,
  • Homeless persons,
  • Universities and colleges

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementLiz Murray
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV4506.N6 M96 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination341 pages
    Number of Pages341
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26886231M
    ISBN 101401310591
    ISBN 109781401310592
    OCLC/WorldCa703374698

    (The New York Times Book Review) "Liz Murray shows us that the human spirit has infinite ability to grow and can never be limited by circumstance. Breaking Night is a beautifully written, heartfelt memoir that will change the way you look your community, the obstacles in your own life and the American Dream. An inspiration, a must read."/10(). Breaking Night: A Memoir Liz Murray, Hyperion, $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. From runaway to Harvard student, Murray tells .

    Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic. Another life wasted on the brutal streets of New the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, 4/5(69).   Liz Murray's Breaking Night: From Homeless To Harvard WBSM AM. Loading Unsubscribe from WBSM AM? Breaking Night - Liz Murray from Homeless to Harvard - Duration:

      Listen to Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard audiobook by Liz Murray. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers and latest releases. try any audiobook Free!   Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AUG 9, From runaway to Harvard student, Murray tells an engaging, powerfully motivational story about turning her life around after growing up the neglected child of drug addicts/5().


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