Breaking Night (Digital Audiobook)

A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

By Liz Murray, Liz Murray (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 14, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/24/2011)
MP3 CD (6/15/2011)
Prebound (5/24/2011)
Compact Disc (6/15/2011)
Hardcover (9/7/2010)
Paperback (9/4/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (1/1/2011)
Hardcover (1/1/2011)
Paperback (9/1/2011)
Paperback, Korean (12/12/2012)
Compact Disc (6/15/2011)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/1/2011)


Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets when her family finally unraveled. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep.
When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

About the Author

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 and a Christopher Award. 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. She 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, and works with the nonprofit organization Blessings in a Backpack, which supplies food for over 38,000 undernourished children each year. Liz lives in New York City.