Psychologist Christine Blasey Ford will tell the story of her testimony in Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing in a new memoir, St. Martin’s Press announced in a news release.

The press will publish Ford’s One Way Back next spring. It describes the book as “a complex, page-turning memoir of a scientist, a surfer, a mother, a patriot and an unlikely whistleblower.”

Ford, a Palo Alto University professor, made headlines in 2018 after she accused Kavanaugh, who had been nominated to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court justice by then-President Donald Trump, of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when they were both high school students.

Her testimony at Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing shook the country. “I am here today not because I want to be,” she said in her opening statement. “I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school.”

Kavanaugh, who denied the accusations, was confirmed by the Senate by a 50–48 vote.

“I never thought of myself as a survivor, a whistleblower, or an activist before the events in 2018,” Ford said in a statement. “But now, what I and this book can offer is a call to all the other people who might not have chosen those roles for themselves, but who choose to do what’s right. Sometimes you don’t speak out because you are a natural disrupter. You do it to cause a ripple that might one day become a wave.”

One Way Back is scheduled for publication on March 19, 2024.

Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.