Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

  • by Debby Irving
  • Narrated by Debby Irving
  • 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For 25 years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one "aha!" moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan.
In Waking up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that listeners will be rooting for her - and ultimately for all of us.


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Customer Reviews

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Great awakening

WAKE UP AMERICA, we aren't what you think we are, but we can become what we desire!
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- LaJuan

Guilty white liberal elite

Would you try another book from Debby Irving and/or Debby Irving?


If you’ve listened to books by Debby Irving before, how does this one compare?


What does Debby Irving bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her tone

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not.

Any additional comments?

I'm a mildly guilty white 2%'er elitist, but I still found her extremely guilty white 0.1%'er elitism over the top.

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- Peter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-20-2016
  • Publisher: Audiobooks.com Publishing