Know My Name: A Memoir

Written by:
Chanel Miller
Narrated by:
Chanel Miller

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2019
15 hours 26 minutes
Universally acclaimed, rapturously reviewed, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and an instant New York Times bestseller, Chanel Miller's breathtaking memoir 'gives readers the privilege of knowing her not just as Emily Doe, but as Chanel Miller the writer, the artist, the survivor, the fighter.' (The Wrap).

'I opened Know My Name with the intention to bear witness to the story of a survivor. Instead, I found myself falling into the hands of one of the great writers and thinkers of our time. Chanel Miller is a philosopher, a cultural critic, a deep observer, a writer's writer, a true artist. I could not put this phenomenal book down.' --Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and Untamed

'Know My Name is a gut-punch, and in the end, somehow, also blessedly hopeful.' --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.

Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF 2019 by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, TIME, Elle, Glamour, Parade, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, BookRiot
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Terri Z.

I loved this book and I love this woman. Good for her to be able to not be distracted by the narrative that has gone on forever with rape victims , where they need to defend themselves for what happened to them. I didn’t want the book to end I found her way of speaking mesmerizing and and so intelligent, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

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Kathy T.

I really enjoyed listening to the author's reading of her own book. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to others.

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Aron S.

The book should be a requirement for all humans in the US to listen to! It is the compelling truth of emotions, injustice and the full circle effects of sexual assault. Pre-warning, this may be therapeutic for some while may open wounds wide for others so just be prepared.... it is still worth the listen. The narrator also does a great job reading this book, so much so that you feel like she is the author sitting right next to you.

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Iris R.

Very powerful! A must read for everyobe

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Kendall V.

I never write reviews for anything and I feel compelled to say EVERYONE needs to read this book. Yes it's heavy, but her story is so incredibly inspiring. I am in awe of her strength and courage to write this.

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Savannah J.

From the millions of survivors, thank you for giving us a voice. Thank you for explaining the atrocities we face after surviving heinous crimes such as this. It was a pleasure getting to know you through your writing.

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Heather C.

Wow. Memoirs are perfect as audiobooks. Chanel's story in her own voice should not be missed.

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Anthony T.

This book is amazing and does a great job at describing the experience of rape victims

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Janille B.

This is so well written and narrarated. I highly recommend it. Sexual assault survivors are still treated like the brought it on themselves and I really appreciate how she walks you through all of the emotions she experienced and I hope it makes some people think twice before judging.

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Lauri D.

Outstanding!! My first Audiobook. Great pick, these stories need to be told!

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Vivian W.

I could not put this 'book' down. I stopped living my normal life because Chanel Miller's words were so incredible ... so moving ... so gut wrenching ... so compelling .... that everything else was set aside. I listened to this book; but I will also purchase it. There are so many life lessons, so much strength, so much truth, so much family love, so much beautiful language and writing ..... I was mesmerized by her words. Her courage will move you.

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Nicole K.

Nothing more powerful than listening to this inspirational story from Chanel herself! Wow! She’s an inspiration to all survivors about finding your worth and your voice. This story will stay with you for a long time. Her courage is a lesson to us all.

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Paula G.

Channel, thank you for the empowerment history. Thank you open your pain and frustration towards this patriarchal system that doesn’t hold accountable man for actions.

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Keleigh A.

Such a powerful book. It takes a lot of courage to write about things like this. I appreciate her courage to tell her story.

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Kelsey B.

The book is brilliant, and hearing it narrated by Miller herself was extremely powerful. Fantastic listen.

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I liked the she writes. Excellent writer.

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