The Allis Chicago

The Allis Chicago

The Allis Chicago, 113-125 North Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

Chicago’s March Girly Book Club – Cancelled

The Allis Chicago, 113-125 North Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

Note: Let’s meet at The Allis, part of Soho House for fancy cocktails and book club. We have a reservation under my name, Catherine, at the long table by the windows on the first floor. It’s to the left at the bottom of the stairs if you’re facing the hostess stand. Drinks menu:

This March, we’ll be taking on memoir and a very important subject and story.

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.

We feel this is an important read, along with the ensuing discussions at book club this month, so pick up your copy of the book and register now to join us this month.


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The Allis Chicago, 113-125 North Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA


  1. Erin Donahue says:

    Erin Donahue for the wait list!

  2. Rebekka Brennan says:

    Rebekka Brennan for the wait list

  3. Rosa says:

    Rosa Trujillo for the wait list!

  4. Siri says:

    Siri Arends Graham for the waitlist!

  5. Joey Kupstas says:

    Joey Kupstas for the waitlist please!

  6. Kylynn says:

    Kylynn for the waitlist!

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