Amanda Knox Sells Book for $4 Million

Just five months ago, Amanda Knox was sitting in an Italian jail, convicted of murder. Now she’s free, back in Seattle—and picking up a $4 million paycheck for her memoir, according to The New York Times. Publishing house HarperCollins won a fierce bidding war for her story, which is reported to start only with her arrest and imprisonment for Meredith Kercher’s murder. (She’s not expected to write about the night Kercher was killed.) Though Knox is a polarizing figure, her book is sure to gain attention, especially since new legal troubles have sprung up: Italian prosecutors recently appealed to have her conviction reinstated by the nation’s highest court.