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Homeless to Harvard

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Liz Murray talks about growing up with parents addicted to drugs, and her journey from a troubled home to homelessness and, finally, to Harvard. She tells her story in Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard.

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Comments [7]

Randi from Ithaca from iTunes

It took me a while to find, but this is the charity that distributes food for the weekend to hungry children: http://www.blessingsinabackpack.org/Home.aspx
She is amazing!!!!

Jan. 05 2011 12:51 PM
aviva from mt vernon

What an amazingly forgiving and beautiful soul. I could help but tears came when she spoke of eating Chapstick and toothpaste. The organizations that Liz mentioned should be better known by everyone.. One was called "The Door"? What are the others? What are the links? How can we get involved?

Dec. 24 2010 02:54 AM
subhadra from long island

It was very touching.I was very impressed to hear about a teeneager who overcome difficulties to achive what other teenagers donot even think about ast hey find hundred excuses . She is real inspiration

Dec. 23 2010 07:00 PM
Diane from New York

Where is the link/info to the charity Liz Murray mentioned that helps feed teenagers?
Backpack something...

Would like to send donation. Thanks.

Dec. 23 2010 01:51 PM
Catherine

So inspiring and yet another reminder of how lucky most of us really are. Kudos.

Dec. 23 2010 01:17 PM
Robin from Queens

She's incredible.

Dec. 23 2010 12:53 PM
Sara from UES

You guest has an amazing story and perspective. This may be off topic but it would be interesting to know her opinions on drugs (not marijuana) but how does she feel about legalization?

Dec. 23 2010 12:50 PM

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