This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Know My Name: A Memoir [9780241428276]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

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

'A beautifully written, powerful, important story. It marks the debut of a gifted young writer' New York Times

'A searing, beautiful book by a supremely talented writer' Sunday Times

'Extraordinary woman turning pain into power. Chanel Miller, it's a privilege to know your name, and to celebrate it' Thandie Newton

'You are a brave soul. You are more than the identity given to you by the media and those in power' Monica Lewinsky

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 humour, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.

'I can't wait to read it' Dolly Alderton

'In a world that asks too many survivors to keep their experiences to themselves and shrink their suffering to preserve someone else's potential, Know My Name stands unapologetically large, asking others to reckon with its author's dazzling, undiminishable presence. To read it, in spite of everything, inspires hope.' Guardian

'A skilled writer... Miller tells [her story] beautifully, caring enough for her reader to spin golden sentences from her pain' Vogue

AUTHOR: Emily Doe is a writer and artist who lives in California.

Free UK Delivery
rrp: £16.99
(You save £5.03 )
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Chanel Miller
480 Grams
The Boy Mole Fox and The Horse cover photo

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse [9781529105100]

The Sunday Times Bestseller and New York Times Bestseller. A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four characters and unli…

rrp: £16.99
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
West cover photo

West [9781783784233]

When Cy Bellman, American settler and widowed father of Bess, reads in the newspaper that huge ancient bones have been discovered in a Kentucky swamp,…

rrp: £8.99
Not currently available.
Gotta Get Theroux This Cover Photo

Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television [9781509880362]

In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore's TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. …

rrp: £20.00
Not currently available.
The Lives of Lucian Freud: Volume I 1922 - 1968 cover photo

The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth (Volume I 1922 - 1968) [9781408850930]

** Shortlisted for The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 ** The story of an epic life, and the story of century told through one of its most…

rrp: £35.00
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
The School of Life: An Emotional Education cover photo

The School of Life: An Emotional Education [9780241382318]

The essential guide to how to live wisely and well in the twenty-first century. Introduced and edited by Alain de Botton, the bestselling author of T…

rrp: £16.99
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.

Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds [9781846276613]

Which nations have North Korean embassies? Which region has the highest number of death metal bands per capita? How many countries have bigger econo…

rrp: £20.00
Not currently available.
Christmas at Highclere cover photo

Christmas at Highclere [9781848095229]

Recipes and traditions from 'the real Downton Abbey'. Highclere Castle bustles with activity at the best of times, but it is never more alive than at…

rrp: £30.00
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Starless Sea cover photo

The Starless Sea [9781910701454]

Read our review here The magical new novel from the bestselling author of The Night Circus. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont wh…

rrp: £16.99
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
How to Grow Old cover photo

How to Grow Old [9781529105391]

Whether he likes it or not, John is getting older. His hair is greying, it's getting that much harder to stay fit, and the potential to become someth…

rrp: £20.00
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
... And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To Know cover photo

... And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To Know [9781785904912]

The royal family is the original Coronation Street - a long-running soap opera with the occasional real coronation thrown in. Its members have become …

rrp: £20.00
Not currently available.