Liz Murray completed high school and won a New York Times
scholarship while homeless, and graduated from Harvard University
in 2009. She has been awarded The White House Project Role Model
Award, a Christopher Award, as well as the Chutzpah Award, which
was given to Liz by Oprah Winfrey. Lifetime Television produced a
film about Liz’s life, “Homeless to Harvard: The Liz
Murray Story.” Today, she travels the world to deliver
motivational speeches and workshops to inspire others. Liz is the
founder and director of Manifest Trainings, a New York–based
company that empowers adults to create the results they want in
their own lives.
Written in the vein of THE GLASS CASTLE, BREAKING NIGHT is the stunning memoir of a young woman who was born to loving but drug-addicted parents. Taunted for her dirty clothes and lice-infested hair, Liz Murray skipped so many classes as a child that she was put into a girls' home. At age 15 she was sleeping on the streets…and two years later, she found herself at Harvard.