Already, at least 10 books on the market deal with Knox’s case, including “Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox,” “The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox,” “The Monster of Perugia: The Framing of Amanda Knox,” and "Murder in Italy: The Shocking Slaying of a British Student, the Accused American Girl, and an International Scandal" among others.
But if Knox pens her own account, she will have a chance to tell her side of the story. Perhaps more pressingly, a book deal will help the Knox family pay off the more than $1 million they’ve reportedly spent on her legal fees. (According to news reports, friends have emptied their pockets, relatives have taken out second mortgages and an ad-hoc group, Friends of Amanda, has raised some $80,000 to help fund travel costs.
A six-figure book deal would go a long way toward paying legal fees. And Knox may even have most of the book written already. In her prison diary, leaked by the press years ago, Knox kept a meticulous record of events since the day she was arrested. In it, she recorded a poignant and dramatic account of the trial and her own personal trials, including repeated professions of her innocence. “I am innocent so I will be free. Free. Free. Free. Freedom. I will have freedom,” she reportedly wrote in one entry. Another states, "Do you know me? Open your eyes and see that when it is said I am an angel, or I am a devil, or I am a lost girl, recognize that what is really lost is: the truth!"