Know My Name

Know My Name

A Memoir

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"She was know 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 almost 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"--Dust jacket.
Publisher: [New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780735223707
073522370X
Call Number: 364.1532 M6128k
Characteristics: viii, 357 pages ; 24 cm

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The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose statement to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors.

A devastating account of a young woman surviving not only an infamous sexual assault, but also our criminal justice system.


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Persnickety77
Nov 26, 2019

Excellent memoir. Touching, depressing, infuriating, beautiful - a must read

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