Know My Name - Chanel Miller

Know My Name

By Chanel Miller

  • Release Date: 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
5
From 85 Ratings

Description

A New York Times Bestseller

"A devastating, immersive memoir...Miller is an extraordinary writer: plain, precise and moving." --NPR

"Know My Name is a gut-punch, and in the end, somehow, also blessedly hopeful...She implores us, too, to challenge and question the systems that aren't working. As we examine how to prevent and prosecute sexual assault cases, this last lesson may be the most important of all." --Washington Post


She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral--viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time.

Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. It was the perfect case, in many ways--there were eyewitnesses, Turner ran away, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life.

Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.

Reviews

  • Simply Beautiful!

    5
    By Mrs.Bagley
    Chanel Miller will move mountains with this book. Thank you so much for your rawness. ♥️
  • Necessary for every human being.

    5
    By Camryn Shell
    This book was not only beautifully written but filled with amazing, through my out, and beautifully structured words. I will always tell everyone I speak with to read this book. What an extraordinary book by Chanel. Thank you.
  • Wow

    5
    By T-Swain
    So many layers to this book. Will stay with me a long time. Stayed up several late nights. Thank you Chantel Miller for bringing your story public. I'm forever changed reading it.
  • Required Reading.

    5
    By Walentukonis
    This is important. This is powerful. This is necessary. Every single person should have to read every single word of this. Thank you, Chanel, for your bravery and honesty.