12.30.2011

Breaking Night

I highly recommend this well written book of survival and determination.  It is similar to The Glass Castle written by Jeanette Walls in regards to family and creating a future for yourself.   Liz Murray tells a motivational story about turning her life around after growing up the neglected child of drug addicts.   Her mother’s frequent institutionalization for drug-induced mental illness and battle with AIDS greatly impacted her teen years.   At age fifteen she opted to be homeless rather than live her mother and abusive boyfriend.

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