Amanda Knox Book Is a Must-Read for All

The Amanda Knox story has captivated much of the world for years -- the beautiful, wrongly convicted American girl stuck in an Italian jail for a murder many believe she didn't commit. It had all of the makings of a Lifetime movie (and even was at some point), but up until recently, the only people we have heard from have been those who only know about the case. Now, it seems with two potential book deals, all that is about to change.

Amanda Knox has hired a lawyer in Washington -- Robert Barnett -- to help her sell her story to publishers. Barnett has represented Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Queen Noor of Jordan, and Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in their book deals. Knox isn't alone. It also looks like her former Italian boyfriend and co-defendant in the sensational murder case, Raffaele Sollecito, will pen his memoir.

Well, sign me up for both. I will read and enjoy both books as soon as possible.

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Some will say she is capitalizing on the murder and may even be angry about that, but the fact is, Knox has a story to tell. Her conviction was overturned and she was set free, so she isn't a murderer. She was, in fact, wrongly accused and then she sat in an Italian prison for years and returned to the US a celebrity.

Who wouldn't want to read these books?

My sense is that Knox is also going to be a good writer. All the stories about her prison time included much about her studying and reading and learning and using the time to pursue her creativity and absorb knowledge. Unlike the memoirs of other flash-in-the-pan "celebrities," Knox's talent may be more genuine.

The family of Meredith Kercher, the girl Knox was convicted of murdering, may not be thrilled with Knox profiting from their daughter's murder and no one would blame them for feeling that way, but the fact is, it's Knox's story, too. She has a right to talk about her experience and what happened to her in prison and how she felt. Besides, Knox needs to recoup some of the money spent on defending her and flying back and forth between Italy and the United States throughout her trial.

Most of all, writing is therapeutic. It's a way for her to get out her demons and her anger. It will be great for her and even better for us. Bring it on. I will be first in line.

Would you read the Amanda Knox book?

 

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