Amanda Knox Looking to Sign Book Deal

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Amanda Knox Book Deal

Via: Galleycat

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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Alexander Clark from Charlotte, North Carolina is reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand December 6, 2011 - 3:12pm

Can I be honest? Are there profanity guidelines on LR? Short answer: no. This is the type of stuff that makes me question why I even write instead of spending my time doing something outlandish/illegal/douche-ish/completely immoral.

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. December 6, 2011 - 5:31pm

They lost me at Sarah Palin.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 6, 2011 - 6:23pm

Man, kill someone and get a book deal. Kill someone and have a movie made about you. Kill someone and instant fame. I'm in the wrong fucking business.

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. December 6, 2011 - 8:55pm

Rian, kill me so we can both be famous. Just split the money with me. I want to be buried with my money where ever you put me.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 6, 2011 - 11:58pm

That's an idea, but while you're dead, I'm rotting in prison. Unless, it could work out like OJ? And, I'd probably not get the money until after you've been buried, and I'm not too sure how I feel about exhuming your body. Ever see How High? Yeah, not really trying to go there.

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NotMarilyn from Twin Cities, MN is reading Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn December 7, 2011 - 6:12am

Not to mention the Snookies who get book deals just for being the biggest twat on television. *sigh*

I understand the need to get her story out, but I won't be one to read it. I empathize, but I have so little leisure reading time, I'm not going to waste it.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 7, 2011 - 8:48am

The Lifetime TV movie told me all I needed to know and it starred the amazing actress Hayden Patterrie, the cheerleader from Heroes.

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff December 7, 2011 - 1:40pm

Everytime we pass the foreigners university in Perugia, my friends in the car point at her house and say "that's where it all happened". You can see it from the street, just look below after the square, on the left.

It looks like a boring house though, maybe that's why it all happened. Boredom generates monsters.

I don't envy Knox: she's got material galore for a terrifying psych horror but she must fall back on a cheesy quasi- tell all ghostwritten memoir.

It will be cheesy alright, I guess she suffers too much guilt and social pressure to be able to recount things as they should be recounted.

Still, yeah, it would be nice if she could.