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Know my name [electronic resource] : a memoir. Chanel Miller.

Miller, Chanel. (Author). Miller, Chanel. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780593172193 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (16 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2019.

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General Note:
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Chanel Miller.
Summary, etc.:
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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Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 433618 KB).

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    Miller's ability to evoke strong responses in her readers was first evident in her widely shared victim impact statement (written under the court pseudonym Emily Doe) from the sentencing hearing for her attacker, Brock Turner, in 2016. Here, in this self-narrated audiobook, the author shares her words—eloquent, evocative, and powerful—and her voice. Miller is not a practiced narrator, and her delivery is distinctly that of someone telling her own story. There is distance as she recounts how police and witnesses helped her piece together her attack. There is relaxed calm as she tells family stories, and a motherly caution as she talks about protecting her younger sister. Readers will hear passion and power as she rallies for systemic changes from our highest levels of government on down. Finally, as she reads the letter that put her voice on the map, there are sharp intakes of breath, pauses, and a struggle to retain composure, creating a deeply personal connection between the listener, the speaker, and her words, which we may not want to hear, but need to, and which will change us. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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