Know My Name: A Memoir


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

Universally acclaimed, rapturously reviewed, 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). Her story of trauma and transcendence illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicting a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shining 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. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.
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366 pages

Average rating: 8.93




Community Reviews

May 17, 2024
10/10 stars
close-up of a trial thru the victims lens, and the ripple effects thru her life, family, and community. was initially turned-off by the topic, we all know how the story goes. Chanels's writing is excellent - i laughed, i cried. highly recommend. the last ~50 or so pages on rape & the media & politics I skimmed. Still worth the read.
May 17, 2024
10/10 stars
Wow. Thank you Chanel for speaking out and sharing your story
May 05, 2024
10/10 stars
This book is not only exceptional for the ability of the author/main protagonist to tell her experience so raw but her writing. She is so clear and well described to say this is her story and her experience in a journey that you don't feel frustrated with her case but the double standards and isolation women in general feel in this constant society issue. Every man and woman should read this to better understand what a large part of women more
Linda Lee
Jan 15, 2024
9/10 stars
Good book
Jul 05, 2023
10/10 stars
This was my 2nd time reading this book. The first, I read the physical copy, this time I listened to the audiobook. Both of those experiences are awe inspiring. This book is easily one of the most important books I have ever read, and time has not lessened its’ impact in the slightest. I love memoirs, and this one is beyond powerful. Recommended reading for all of humanity #BeASwede

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