Amanda Knox Looking to Sign Book Deal
For a while there, it was looking like a race between Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox to see who would get a book deal first. Looks like Knox just moved one step closer.
If you've been out of the news loop, Amanda Knox was the woman who was charged with murdering her college roommate while studying abroad in Italy. Cue the media circus. After a lot of courtroom shenanigans and speculation by the media that Knox would be going away for a long time, she was actually found "not guilty" and shipped off back to the States. Cue an even bigger media circus. The collective groan from the "I was so sure she did it" camp was epic.
In the wake of these events, Knox has been snooping around the publishing arena to get her story out there, even going as far as to hire D.C. based attorney Robert Barnett. Now you can start up with the "should she or should she not be profiting off this" debate, but the fact of the matter is, the job market can be tough for a gal who was once convicted of murder. There's also the issue of Knox wanting to share her side of the story, and a book tends to be the perfect avenue for that. Objectively, I can see where she's coming from.
Per the Associated Press: “Knox family spokesman Dave Marriott says Robert Barnett will represent Knox in discussions with publishers and help her evaluate other opportunities. Barnett has represented the literary interests of U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.”
The book is going to be about Knox's experience with the Italian justice system.
What do you guys think: are you aching to read this book or is it old news to you at this point?
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