Know My Name

Author: Chanel Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735223718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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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

Know My Name

Author: Richard Cleaver

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664255763

Category: Religion

Page: 161

View: 8529


The place of gay men and women in the community of faith has become one of the most divisive debates in the church today. Writer and activist Richard Cleaver takes a fresh approach to this issue by examining the struggles of gay men and lesbians in the church through the lens of liberation theology. He offers a "gay" reading of scripture, but one that is also spiritually challenging to all readers. Cleaver interweaves biblical reflections with historical, social, political, and personal commentary. He discusses personal identity issues and "coming out," the development of class consciousness as members of an oppressed group, and solidarity with other oppressed groups. This provocative book brings a new voice to the debate about the place of gays and lesbians in our churches.

The Whispers Know My Name

Author: Margaret A. Renner Ph.D.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475952827

Category: Religion

Page: 84

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From her early childhood episodes to her most recent encounters, she depicts how the Whispers have provided inspiration, insight, strength, and courage as she attempts to shape her existence. The text provides not only a step-by-step process but memoirs that allow the process and application to unfold as historic events. The authors purpose is to leave a legacy of wonder about how these historic events establish, maintain, and sustain an on-going dialectic which ultimately determines ones destiny. This text is the completion of a trilogy. The author revisits the substance of the dialectic in the prior texts so there is no need to have read those texts to follow the process, events, and outcomes depicted in the text. The Whispers were introduced in the first text, Called by Many Names. The nature of the conversation involves mental discourse, listening, reflection and contemplation. For many, her relationship with the Whispers may appear to be unique, but what makes this text unique is the way and means used by the author to present her experiences. She glides effortlessly through the literary elements and genre styles, as she captures ones interest.

You Don't Know My Name

Author: Kristen Orlando

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250084121

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3894


Fighter, faker, student, spy: heart-pounding action and spine-tingling suspense intertwine in an electrifying debut for fans of emotional thrillers with just the right dash of high school drama. Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan. Now Reagan must decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she's always wanted? And does she even have a choice? Find out if you are ready to join the Black Angels in debut author Kristen Orlando’s You Don't Know My Name, the captivating and emotional first book in the Black Angel Chronicles, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads. Praise for You Don't Know My Name: "This is my ideal sort of book, full of tension, action, romance, family issues, and a girl struggling to figure out her identity!" —Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times Best Selling author of The Pretty Little Liars series "This one’s a page-turner." —Booklist "A solid addition to high school collections, especially those with patrons who love stories of spy craft and secret identities, with a splash of romance" —School Library Journal

Mommy Doesn't Know My Name

Author: Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395779798

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 5195


Mommy calls Hannah all sorts of names except her own, leaving Hannah to wonder if Mommy really does know who she is.

You Know My Name Not My Story

Author: Sheri Simmons

Publisher: From Pain To Purpose

ISBN: 0985319933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 101

View: 6319


People tell me all the time how strong I am. I did not believe them until a couple of years ago. It took me a long time to see the strength deep down inside of me. Many events in my life have broken me down and killed my spirits. I felt lower than the ground most days of my life. The pain and heartache I felt made me cold and heartless. And yet I am still standing. My story is not for the faint of heart. All the things meant to break me made me who I am today. I live life now with no regrets. I am still here, and I have a story to tell.

YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME Chapter Sampler

Author: Kristen Orlando

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250145775

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 61

View: 5293


Download the first five chapters of YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME. Fighter, Faker, Student, Spy. Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan. Now Reagan has to decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she's always wanted? And does she even have a choice at all? Find out if you are ready to join the Black Angels in the captivating and emotional page-turner, You Don't Know My Name, from debut novelist Kristen Orlando!

Before You Knew My Name

Author: Jacqueline Bublitz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751581623

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5811


'The most wonderful book. Unusual, beautiful, feminist, gripping, deserves to win prizes. I loved it so much' Marian Keyes 'A brave and timely novel which will fuel the debate on women's rights to walk safely through our streets. I raced through the pages, anxious for resolution, yet at the same time not wanting this beautiful writing to finish' Clare Mackintosh * This is not just another novel about a dead girl. When she arrived in New York on her 18th birthday carrying nothing but $600 cash and a stolen camera, Alice was looking for a fresh start. Now, just one month later, she is the city's latest Jane Doe, an unidentified murder victim. Ruby Jones is also trying to start over; she travelled halfway around the world only to find herself lonelier than ever. Until she finds Alice Lee's body by the Hudson River. From this first, devastating encounter, the two women form an unbreakable bond. Alice is sure that Ruby is the key to solving the mystery of her life - and death. And Ruby - struggling to forget what she saw that morning - finds herself unable to let Alice go. Not until she is given the ending she deserves. Before You Knew My Name doesn't ask whodunnit. Instead, this novel asks: Who was she? And what did she leave behind? The answers might surprise you. * 'An exquisitely written, absolutely devastating novel, which gives a voice to all the women who never made it home.' Red 'I fell head over heels in love with this heartbreaking, beautiful and hugely important novel. Jacqueline Bublitz's prose is luminous and the up-all-night, just-one-more-page plot is brilliantly clever and original. Everyone should read this book.' Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call

The Father Who Didn't Know My Name

Author: James Sheehan

Publisher: Coy Publishing

ISBN: 9780967280110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 49

View: 5729


This is a true story of my beloved father's Alzheimer's disease. The Father Who Didn't Know My Name is told through the hurting eyes of his youngest son, myself, who is a Catholic priest. The book opens with the shock of my Dad's being lost, while the writer is in another state. Where DO you find your 78 year old, widowed, former firefighting father on a rainy night in New York City? The second part, "Reflections From the Twilight Zone," contais my struggle with the felt absence of God.

You Only Know My Name, Not My Story

Author: April Glasco

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514416565

Category: Self-Help

Page: 54

View: 426


We all have stories. Mine is really not that much different from anyone else. The difference is I choose to share them. During this journey, I had completed one assignment after another. I have reached and made it through my challenges, allowing now the blessings to follow to fulfill my purpose. The greatest gift I have given myself is to love myself and then enjoying doing things for myself. This book explains the procedures, rules, and precautions to making your journey successful and helps manage mistakes and disappointments. I was called to serve and help others along this journey through sharing my story. By sharing, it will impact the lives of others in a positive way. Help others to improve their quality of life and learn to answer their calling and know their purpose. By internalizing the information in this book, many readers will have gained a greater understanding of life’s purpose. It will be a privilege to those who answer their calling in order to experience it. For some facing the man in the mirror, it will cause a positive change and bring about a resetting of priorities. Make it clear to yourself to never be afraid of the depth of love toward another and provide every relationship with a dedication and a lot of effort response. This will cause demands on a high expectation to start a moment for the better in your life, without expecting demands or approval from another person that only knows your name but not your story.