RUNNING INTO THE NIGHT, A MEMOIR
by Marina Aris
ABOUT THE BOOK
Abandoned by her mother. Failed by foster care. To survive, she’ll have to rely on herself…
New York City, 1979. At seven years old, Joanna’s mother sends her out to deliver cocaine. She spends many days alone locked up in a Jackson Heights apartment, and many nights lying awake in fear for her life. After two traumatic years living with her mother, Joanna is sent into a foster care system that fails to protect her, she realizes that nobody will fight for her. Joanna’s only chance is to fight for herself…
Through an inspirational first-hand account of her chaotic childhood, author and inspirational speaker Marina Aris explores the cycle of familial abandonment and how it impacts the lives of unwanted children. A must-read for social workers, child welfare employees, and teachers alike, witness how the daughter of a drug dealer overcame personal and societal challenges and P.T.S.D. to build a successful life.
Running Into the Night is a true story of survival against all odds. If you like no-holds-barred commentary and books that teach you how to work with mistreated children, then you’ll love Marina Aris’ compelling memoir about the power of human resilience.