Know My Name: A Memoir Book by Chanel Miller [Online Reading, Summary, Review, Book, Download, PDF]

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    Know my name: memory is a memory of the American author Chanel Miller. In it, Miller writes about being sexually assaulted in January 2015, as well as the aftermath and the subsequent court case People v. Turner

    She was known worldwide as Emily Doe when she surprised millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to only six months in the county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on the Stanford campus. His victim impact statement was published in BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral: seen by eleven million people in four days, it was translated worldwide and read in the Congress hall; inspired changes in California law and the removal of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own assault experiences for the first time.

    Now she claims 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 escaped, physical evidence was obtained immediately. But their struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression that victims face even at best. Its history illuminates a biased culture to protect the perpetrators, accuses a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable and, ultimately, shines with the courage necessary to overcome 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 telling the truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Intertwining pain, endurance, and humor, this memory will remain a modern classic.

    Miller offers one of the most touching and humanizing representations of sexual assault I have read ... Know My Name presents the kind of intimate and coming-of-age narrative that is not found in a typical story about a crime and its sequels. He lets us see her in quiet and joyful moments, in moments of doubt and moments of strength ... By giving us the gift of knowing her, Miller has written a unique testimony of the human cost of sexual violence, and a powerful reminder of why we fight.

    About The Author
    Chanel Miller is a writer and artist who received her BA in Literature from the Faculty of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She lives in San Francisco, California.

    Book Details

    Author Chanel Miller
    Audio read by Chanel Miller
    Cover artist Jason Ramirez and Nayon Cho
    Country United States
    Language English
    Subject People v. Turner
    Genre Memoir
    Publisher Viking Press
    Publication date
    September 24, 2019
    Media type Print (Hardcover)
    Pages 368
    ISBN 978-0-7352-2370-7
    OCLC 1115007919

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