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.