Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival and My Journey From Homeless to Harvard, by Liz Murray
“The author’s true account of living with drug-addicted parents on the streets, overcoming hardship, and ultimately landing admission to Harvard University made me look at life differently and changed the way I think. Now I follow Murray’s mantra: ‘So what, now what?’ I face my problems head-on, find solutions, and move forward with life.”
Recommended by Bobbi Brown, a makeup artist, the founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and the author of more than a dozen books on beauty, the latest of which is Pretty Powerful ($30, amazon.com).
To buy: $16, amazon.com.