Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Know My Name: A Memoir
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose statement to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors 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.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
guinsgirlreads
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

I‘m going to try to finish this one before it‘s due date! NF always takes me longer than fiction though. Should be a good read!

18 likes2 stack adds
quote
kelseynicburke
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

"To girls everywhere, I am with you.
On nights when you feel alone, I am with you.
When people doubt you or dismiss you, I am with you.
I fought every day for you.
So never stop fighting.
I believe you."

AmyG 🙌🏻❤️ 7h
45 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
kelseynicburke
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

⬆️Me listening to Chanel Miller's voice break in the audiobook. I'm thankful that she has the strength to read this herself and that she has regained her voice. It's not enough to hear her trying to speak her truth while an attorney objects, interrupts and makes scathing remarks intended to dehumanize her and vilify her character. We need to listen to her. It's not about drinking or partying. It's about invading a person's body and it's not okay.

TrishB Never ok. 8h
42 likes1 comment
review
kelseynicburke
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

If I could give every person in the world one piece of advice, it would be to read this book.

54 likes5 stack adds
review
Floresj
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

“Denying darkness does not bring anyone closer to the light.” If you want to peer into an honest, raw, eloquent, heart breaking, inspiring, bad ass, vulnerable soul, this memoir is a good choice. I hope Miller writes more, about any topic, because she is observant, articulate and strong.

17 likes1 stack add
review
actualdisneyprincess
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

What unbelievable bravery. Thank you, Chanel, for sharing your story and your light despite the loathsomeness of your attacker and his inability to accept responsibility; even more loathsome is the leniency shown to him by the justice system. #knowmyname #chanelmiller

review
janeycanuck
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

Maybe if Brock Turner had smiled more, one of the three women who turned Brock down before Chanel would have wanted to kiss him. What did he expect, wearing that outfit? He should have known no one would want to sleep with him. And really, if you don‘t want to rape someone, don‘t get drunk. It‘s that simple.

Chanel Miller, I see you. Thank you for your strength and for the light you are shining.

Finished during #litsypartyofone & #24b4monday

Andrew65 Sounds interesting, 😊 5d
BookNAround This whole case made me be ashamed to be a swimmer. And it made me so damn mad at the obnoxious, excuse spouting rapist whose life *should* be ruined as a result of the horrific choice he made but who got a reprieve he absolutely didn‘t deserve. 5d
TrishB Agree 👍🏻 5d
See All 10 Comments
cathysaid All his info is/was on the sex offender registry. I shared it on all social media any time I could. 5d
janeycanuck @BookNAround All that bullshit about twenty minutes shouldn‘t ruin a life?! That twenty minutes ruined her life. Turner, the judge and his lawyers make my skin crawl. 5d
janeycanuck @TrishB You were right, I got so much angrier. 5d
BookNAround Absolutely. His father makes me feel nauseous too. Everyone involved, except Chanel and the two men who came to her assistance, is disgusting. 5d
MrBook Great commentary! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
32 likes10 comments
blurb
janeycanuck
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

I‘m really looking forward to diving into this - I‘ve heard it‘s a hard read but this young woman is so inspiring. Starting it over breakfast will a chocolate croissant from my Snack Crate and some coffee.

#litsypartyofone #24b4monday #mrbook1inamillion

Andrew65 Love croissants. 😋 5d
TrishB Just finished it yesterday. A hard, but worthwhile read. 5d
Linsy Pretty 5d
See All 9 Comments
janeycanuck @TrishB I just finished the second chapter. I‘m so angry about how she‘s been treated. 5d
TrishB The anger will grow!! 5d
Copwithabook @TrishB is the bad treatment from cops? I‘ve read only a little about this book 5d
TrishB @Copwithabook no (she praises the detective that supported her) but the justice system and the media and generally society‘s attitudes to women that get attacked because they are drunk! 5d
janeycanuck @Copwithabook She writes a lot about reading comments on news articles - the victim blaming is awful. And yes, like @TrishB says, she‘s criticizing the system - the backlog of processing rape kits, the delays in going to trial, etc. It‘s nothing negative about the detective or DA. 5d
MrBook That looks yummy! Not the book, the snack. 😆🙈 5d
30 likes9 comments
review
TrishB
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

Powerful, inspiring, upsetting, heart breaking, empowering. Literally a breadth of emotions in this, I cried several times. But I also laughed. Chanel you are an amazing young woman.
The media and the justice system, I despair, I hope the narrative is changing, but I‘m not convinced yet.

Centique I think I‘m going to give this as a Christmas gift for an IRL friend. And then read it after her of course 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration! 6d
TrishB @Centique hope they like it 👍🏻 6d
erzascarletbookgasm I have this stacked. Just saw your review and it convinced me to get a copy. 4d
See All 6 Comments
Reggie Yeah, if this was backwards and it turned out she raped him, she‘d be in jail for ruining HIS life. This story was so upsetting. Haven‘t read the book but remember the news. 4d
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm 👍🏻 hope you get as much from it as I did. 4d
TrishB @Reggie exactly 😔 4d
89 likes7 stack adds6 comments
blurb
TrishB
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

#expressyourself - this book make me mad, sad, frustrated, angry, disappointed (in society) and annoyed and a million similar feelings. But I feel I owe it to Chanel to plough on.
#movember
A blame it on Cindy purchase!

cathipink Love seeing the UK cover. I'm anxious to read this one too. 1w
squirrelbrain I have this on my wish list too, having read an article about her (and the book) a few weeks ago. I can imagine it‘s a very difficult book to read.... 1w
Scochrane26 I will prob end up reading this, too. I‘ve seen it on litsy. 1w
See All 14 Comments
Kalalalatja I did not know this book was a thing, but I‘m very interested, now that I know of it! 1w
Caroline2 Ohhhhhhhhhh I remember reading her letter! Astounding!! Stacked!! 😉 1w
Hooked_on_books I wasn‘t planning to read this book, but then I heard some reviewers on a podcast talk about how marvelously well-written it is. So now it‘s in my library holds. 1w
Cinfhen #SorryNotSorry I‘m glad you picked it up!! Even though it‘s frightening & blood boiling 🤬Every entering Uni student should be handed a copy!!!!! 7d
TrishB @Cinfhen I‘m reading slowly because every chapter makes me want to yell on the corner of the street! 7d
kaysworld1 I was going to send you this! 😆 oh well I'll have to think of something else. Ps this is my November read I'm excited (just finishing up a library book) 📚📚 6d
kaysworld1 @squirrelbrain if you can hold on till the end of November you can have my copy I'm reading it next ❤️ 6d
squirrelbrain That‘s so lovely of you @kaysworld1 ! 😘 6d
kaysworld1 @squirrelbrain No problem's at all I love passing on book's xx 6d
TrishB @kaysworld1 awww thank you! I couldn‘t resist it. At least Helen gets it too now. You will feel the same as me! 6d
kaysworld1 @TrishB I watched her on this 60 minutes thing the other day and after watching her interview for 20 mins I bought the book! I remember hearing something about the guy a while back but not the full story. I'm reading to read it x 6d
87 likes5 stack adds14 comments
blurb
AutumnRLS
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

I was so excited about my book mail that I forgot to share my book that came off hold at the library today.

9 likes1 stack add
review
LegallyBooked
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

“To girls everywhere, I am with you.” I was in law school when this story broke and I will never forget the anger, the frustration, and the disappointment in our justice system. I couldn‘t wait to read this and I was impressed with Chanel‘s memoir. It was brave, raw, inspiring, and a great conversation starter. Thank you Chanel. I believe you and I support victims.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Another one that is on my ‘I really need to read it soon‘ list. I‘m sure it‘s so good, which sounds strange, but I‘m so proud that she had the courage to put it out there. 1w
9 likes1 comment
review
kate_reads
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

Chanel, thank you so much for your bravery.

review
Cinfhen
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

I was unfamiliar with the Stanford rape case. From the very first page I was gripped by Chanel Miller‘s plight and hung on her every word. She so eloquently and viscerally walks us through that life changing night and then the ensuing aftermath. With raw details and inspired prose Chanel shares her fears, pain, anger, confusion and sadness. This should be required reading for all college freshmen.

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 Would actually like to read this one! 2w
Cinfhen It‘s going to break your heart @TrishB and being the mum of a uni girl you‘re blood boil!!!! 2w
RealBooks4ever This is a must read for me. I signed a petition to get the backward judge off the bench. 🥊 What an injustice the trial was! 😡 2w
See All 14 Comments
Cinfhen Yay for you @RealBooks4ever THAT JUDGE 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬unbelievable 2w
squirrelbrain There was an article about this in the UK press recently (I think maybe the Sunday Times?) I really want to read this too... 2w
MicheleinPhilly @RealBooks4ever I signed that petition too. This case made me FULL OF RAGE. So disgusting. 2w
RealBooks4ever @MicheleinPhilly We took him DOWN! 💪 2w
cariashley I really want to read this one - waiting for it from my library. 2w
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly 🙌🏻so worth reading @squirrelbrain @cariashley and I‘ve heard the audio is phenomenal 2w
cariashley @Cinfhen ooh good to hear, that‘s what I‘m waiting for! 2w
Marla I listened to the book. Chanel reads it and when she gets to her statement she read in court she has a hard time. You can hear her struggling to stay in control of her emotions. Very powerful book. 2w
Cinfhen @Marla I‘m sure listening to hear read the victim statement had to be so moving!!! That Judge 🤬 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Just saw your review. I‘m going to get myself a copy. I heard she‘s very fun and witty on Instagram. 4d
Cinfhen Be prepared to get good and mad @erzascarletbookgasm 4d
112 likes10 stack adds14 comments
blurb
Cinfhen
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

#BookMail and just in time for #NonFictionNovember

MelissaSue81 It‘s SO Good. 2w
Cinfhen My friend read it and then sent it to me because she couldn‘t stop talking about it @MelissaSue81 I‘m looking forward to reading it!!! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I heard it‘s soooo good! Already have this stacked! 😊👍 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll let you know @erzascarletbookgasm 😊 2w
Reviewsbylola I‘ve got this on hold thru my library. 2w
79 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
Samplergal
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

Omg. Run to get this book. So powerful. I‘m not yet finished but it‘s totally a five star book. She‘s a good writer and tells it EXACTLY how it feels. #BrockTurner #rape

squirrelbrain I read an article about this book recently, I think in the Sunday Times. It really made me want to read the book.... 2w
Samplergal @squirrelbrain it‘s not easy, but wow. She‘s DONE with victim blaming. Powerful. 2w
JenReadsAlot Do you recommend the audio? 2w
Samplergal I do! She reads it and it‘s not emotional, yet powerful. 2w
63 likes2 stack adds4 comments
blurb
Samplergal
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

Next up. I just got this from my holds!!! I know this will be tough. But it will be worth it. It‘s the memoir of the victim of the Brock Turner rape case.

59 likes3 stack adds
review
MelissaSue81
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

This book was incredibly powerful. Miller was Brock Turner‘s victim, no longer anonymous. She is incredibly strong and brave and I am in awe of her. This may top my list for books I‘ve read this year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

56 likes3 stack adds
blurb
EllieDottie
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

My October #bookhall

merelybookish That's a great stack! 3w
39 likes1 comment
blurb
MelissaSue81
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

I said I was going to come home and clean off the porch.. but then I got this book from the library and it‘s so good and plus the kitty snuggles. How am I supposed to get up?

Riveted_Reader_Melissa You‘re not! 😉 4d
78 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
tholmz
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

‪Cried openly in public finishing Chanel Miller‘s “Know My Name.” I let the tears be free, didn‘t try to suppress them because I was in public. She wrote this for us, shared so much of herself with the world when she never should have had to. ‬

kaysworld1 This is my November read. I am looking forward to it x 3w
10 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Sarz
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

4.5 ⭐

This is the memoir written by the woman who was raped by Brock Turner.

I love the title and premise of this book, given that Chanel lost her name and almost lost her identity in pursuit of justice. It's a powerful story, told in a beautiful manner. Some parts felt a bit disjointed but it was so empowering to read.

19 likes1 stack add
blurb
Come-read-with-me
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

❤️ Yucaipa California. 💗 57 years ❤️ University professor/ speech language pathologist! 💗 Married for 24 years to my awesome best friend! ❤️ She/her. 💗What I always said to my parents at bedtime. #gettingtoknowyou. @JoScho

Amiable I love the story behind your handle! 😍 4w
Lindy Ditto what @amiable said. 😊 4w
82 likes3 comments
blurb
Julsmarshall
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

Bit of a theme. #metoo #werise #persist

54 likes1 stack add
blurb
Come-read-with-me
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

I wasn‘t tagged by anyone but thought this looked like fun! @rather_be_reading hope you play along! #namechallenge

Ruthiella Pretty!😍 1mo
45 likes2 comments
quote
veronicaeye
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

When Chanel merges Brock Turner's words with Trump's...dang. powerful.

Connster I snapped the very same quote as it‘s just mind blowing! 3w
3 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
EchoLogical
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

Excuse my language but got damn right, Chanel!

This was heartbreaking and important and so, so powerful. I'm tearing up as I try to review this. I can't do this book the justice it deserves. Please just read it and share it.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

review
Connster
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image
Pickpick

This is a brilliant book. Just what I needed to read at this moment in time. I was about to write a paragraph reviewing this book, but I don‘t think my comments will do justice to her story or it‘s retelling, so all I‘m going to say is that everyone needs to read this.

EchoLogical I just said the same thing in my post. I keep tearing up when I try to write a full review. I can't keep it together right now 1mo
Connster @EchoLogical 😢😢😢 It really got me at so many different points. Are you glad you read it though? 1mo
EchoLogical @Connster Oh for sure! I thought she deserved the opportunity to share her story and I'm glad she did. It was so well done. 1mo
Connster @EchoLogical I agree! I felt wrung out but also really hopeful for her when I finished it. I‘m also happy that she spoke out and had the chance to show herself as more than just Emily Doe. I really want to see her continue to be successful as a big fuck you to rape culture and those who perpetuate it. 1mo
33 likes4 comments
quote
Connster
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

“We live in a time where it has become difficult to distinguish between the President‘s words and that of a nineteen-year-old assailant.”

Wow. Just...wow. I‘ve never thought of it like this before....

blurb
Connster
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

This caused a huge lump in my throat.

IvoryLunatic Wow. I‘ve got to read this. 1mo
Connster @IvoryLunatic It‘s amazing. She writes so well. 1mo
35 likes2 comments
blurb
BeccawithaBook
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

It‘s been a hard summer. I was depressed to the point where I didn‘t want to get up in the morning or read. I‘ve been working on my mental health more and trying to overcome this hard time in my life. Part of this was to get a tattoo I‘ve been wanting for years. This tattoo is me and I wanted to be me again. I‘m still working on myself, but this is the first step to a new start. #selflove #tattoo

rather_be_reading awesome!! love it! 1mo
IamIamIam 💜💙 Hugs to you and I love your new tattoo!! 1mo
9 likes2 comments
quote
EmMcKee
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

"Jennifer J. Freyd...wrote an open letter to the administration. She condemned their 'self-congratulatory and defensive stance'. She discussed a term I had never heard of, institutional betrayal, which can cause victims 'harm that occurs above and beyond that caused by the sexual violence itself. The irony is that institutional betrayal is not only bad for those dependent upon the institution, but comes to haunt the institution itself.'"

5 likes1 stack add
blurb
Connster
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

I can‘t put this down. Chanel‘s style is mesmerising. Everyone should read this.

EchoLogical I'm reading this really slowly at work because I keep crying 1mo
Connster @EchoLogical 😢 It‘s one of those, isn‘t it?! I can‘t put it down! I should have gone to bed an hour ago, but I really want to finish it. I just read for three hours straight without even looking up! I‘ve just got to the part where her victim statement went viral and I feel choked. I remember the evening I read it vividly. 1mo
EchoLogical @Connster It really is. I want to read it straight through but I've been refraining for my mental health. 1mo
Connster @EchoLogical I understand. It‘s challenging all the way through. 1mo
22 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
veronicaeye
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller

Page 88 Elliot Rodger shows up in Chanel's story.

(I'm using Litsy to keep notes for a lengthy review. No spoilers thou.)

blurb
veronicaeye
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller

Page 79 begins a beautifully written evolution on Chanel's thinking about street harassment & being raised to be polite.

blurb
Nute
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

Saturday afternoon. Last minute stop by B&N. I had planned to purchase The Water Dancer, but I guess that was the plan for many folks because the display was empty. That was my cue to leave, but these sparkling blue books caught my attention. Alice Hoffman- always a contender. Aaron Burr had a secret wife? Ok! But the book that guaranteed that money would be spent is the memoir of Chanel Miller - the courage it must have taken to tell this story!

SW-T 😊😊😊 2mo
Hooked_on_books No kidding! She is courageous, indeed. I‘m not sure I would have been able to do the same if in her shoes. 2mo
IvoryLunatic The World That We Knew is good but I just came across Know My Name a couple minutes ago and man! I said I wasn‘t going to spend full price money on a book again anytime soon but for this I might just have to! 1mo
Nute @Hooked_on_books Agreed! It‘s a tough and horrific truth to tell! But it is so important for people to hear the story of brave individuals! 1mo
Nute @IvoryLunatic Yes! Especially when paying full price on hardcover books, but like you are thinking now, I just could not bear to wait for the paperback release.🙂 1mo
80 likes5 comments
blurb
Connster
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

This woman is inspirational. I vividly remember reading her impact statement when it was first published on Buzzfeed in 2016. I reread it several times and shared it with everyone I thought would read it and take it in. Chanel‘s bravery is immense. She faced her attacker in court, courageously and unapologetically, then spoke publicly, waiving her right to privacy. It takes a special kind of person to do things like this.....

Connster ...Chanel Miller is an example to all women of how to stand tall, speak our truth and not let the patriarchy win. The times are changing and this book is the catalyst. Chanel: We hear you, we believe you and we are inspired by you. (edited) 2mo
38 likes3 stack adds1 comment
quote
veronicaeye
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

Resilience requires rest.

blurb
EchoLogical
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

The absolute best part of working in a library is seeing the new books. I don't care what anyone says. It's the absolute best thing. The top book is for me!

erzascarletbookgasm I want to read that too! 2mo
Liatrek Very nice😊 2mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
60 likes1 stack add3 comments
quote
veronicaeye
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

I believe he is not absolved of the title (rapist) simply because he ran out of time.

blurb
AprilMae
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

Certain cases hold a place in your being. The Brock Turner case is one of those for me. All I could do was think that could have been me in so many instances through out my life. I remember the absolute outrage about how the sentencing went, the anguish that people were more concerned about the affects it would have on the rapist instead of the victim. I am thrilled that Chanel Miller is taking back her name, and herself with this memoir.

IvoryLunatic This so could have been me. I don‘t think I‘ll ever forget about this. 1mo
26 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

I will Have To Read this one! Just saw it on the news, it is written by Brock Turner‘s survivor, formerly known as Emily Doe! I cannot imagine how much bravery this must have taken, but I‘m so glad she and so many others are starting to share their stories!

EchoLogical I just found out about this today and I'm definitely going to recommend that my library buy it ASAP. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @EchoLogical I understand, no matter how good or bad it turns out to be, it‘s important. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Stacked. Thanks! 2mo
69 likes5 stack adds3 comments
blurb
kaysworld1
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
post image

Look what I found on Instagram I don't know if anyone has heard about it yet but I will be reading this book when it comes out.

Ladies we have a voice and a name remember that ♀️🤟
#memoir #sexualassault #wehaveavoice #knowmyname #standtogether #newbooks

sprainedbrain Definitely reading this. 2mo
38 likes7 stack adds1 comment