Wake-Up Call

  • by Kristen Breitweiser
  • Narrated by Kristen Breitweiser
  • 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Sweets, I'm OK. I'm OK. Don't worry. It's not my building," said Kristen Breitweiser's husband on the phone from his office in the second tower. The call ended abruptly, and Kristen stared at the television in horror as the second plane hit, and her life, and her country, changed forever. This is the deeply personal, often shocking, and ultimately inspirational story of a woman left to pick up the pieces of a life shattered by terrorism. With no husband by her side or father for her child, Kristen somehow found the strength within herself to embark on a journey that would lead first to the creation of the 9/11 Commission and then to her role as one of the country's most outspoken activists and critics of the current administration.

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What the Critics Say

"Breitweiser has produced a touching account of her history and ongoing mission that's bound to achieve prominence." (Publishers Weekly)
"This heartfelt memoir will resonate with most Americans regardless of their political affiliations and serve as a reminder to many that there is still work to be done and action to be taken." (Booklist)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2006
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio