Liz murray 47k likes author of the international bestseller breaking night: my journey from homeless to harvard, pursuing a masters in psychology at. In this fact-based cable tv drama, thora birch stars as liz murray, the daughter of a loving but extremely dysfunctional bronx family weighed down with a coke-addict father and an hiv-infected.
A woman who overcame tremendous odds to go from homeless to harvard has turned her life story into an american bestseller liz murray, 29, rose from some of new york's meanest streets to. Liz murray's breaking night -- a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to harvard (purchased from amazon) is a well-written account of her ability to not only survive a nightmarish childhood and adolescence, but to overcome tremendous obstacles on her way to finding success.
Homeless to harvard: the liz murray story is an american tv film directed by peter levinit was first released on april 7, 2003 in the united states. Directed by peter levin with thora birch, michael riley, robert bockstael, makyla smith based on a true story liz murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school. Elizabeth murray (born () september 23, 1980) is an american inspirational speaker who is notable for having been accepted by harvard university despite being homeless in her high school years.
Liz murray talks about going from homeless to harvard and her new book, breaking night, that outlines that journey.
For years, i zigzagged across the us as a recently homeless harvard student and this unique perspective trained my eyes to spot stunning inequities, but also helped me see countless people doing good work to help one another and to move this country forward all reasons to despair from time to time but also, ultimately, to remain filled.
A made-for-tv film about murray's life homeless to harvard: the liz murray story, was released in 2003 liz murray's new york times (us) and sunday times (uk) bestselling memoir breaking night was released in september 2010.