Know My Name

Know My Name

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.

Title:Know My Name
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780735223714
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    Know My Name Reviews

  • Emily May

    This book was amazing. And I want you to know I'm not just saying that because this is the memoir of the woman who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner and it was always going to be important. True,...

  • Cindy Pham

    This is the best memoir I've read so far. Miller thoroughly combs through the exhausting process of reporting rape and reliving trauma through frustratingly slow and dehumanizing trials. I appreciate ...

  • Thomas

    Stunning. An absolutely stunning memoir, one of the best I have ever read. In Know My Name, Chanel Miller reclaims her identity after the press described her as “unconscious intoxicated woman” in ...

  • jessica

    ‘i am a victim, i have no qualms with this word, only with the idea that it is all that i am.’ previously known as emily doe when her victim impact statement was released, chanel miller rec...

  • emma

    Everyone, everyone, everyone should read this book.That's my review....

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Absolutely fucking incredible....

  • Chanelle

    i have never read anything so amazing. i went through so many different emotions while reading this: from anger, to bitterness, to confusion, to sadness, to exhaustion...i can’t even put it into wor...

  • Nenia ?? The Trash Empress ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestUsually, I can finish a book in just a few hours. This book took me over twenty days to read. Reading it was a highly unpleasant, emotionally ...

  • Gabby

    “You took awayMy worth, my privacy,My energy,My time,My safety,My intimacy,My confidence,My own voice,Until today.”This story is fucking incredible, moving, brilliant. I don't really have words to...

  • Mehrsa

    I'm going to be honest. This book was hard to get through. Not because of the topic, but because it was too long and too repetitive. I really respect Chanel Miller and I cannot believe how lucidly she...