Fourteen years ago this month, a brutal sexual assault took place in New York City—a crime that made headlines for months and reverberated throughout the nation. Now for the first time the victim, Trisha Meili, reveals her identity and tells her shocking tale in I Am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility. The Scribner title (copies in print: 150,000) was embargoed until its April 8 pub date, though Meili and the book officially debuted on April 6, on a Katie Couric NBC News Special that attracted 13 million viewers. Meili has subsequently appeared on Today, NPR's Morning Edition and a follow-up NBC Dateline segment; still to come are Larry King Live and NPR's Diane Rehm Show. Print features have included the AP, People, Newsday, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. Fittingly, Meili is Hero of the Month in the June issue of Glamour.
With reporting by Dick Donahue