Waiting To Be Heard: A Memoir

Paperback | June 9, 2015

byAmanda Knox

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As seen in the Nextflix documentary Amanda Knox, in March 2015, the Supreme Court of Italy exonerated Amanda Knox, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Waiting To Be Heard. In an afterward to this newly issued paperback edition, Amanda updates readers on her life since 2011, introduces the individuals who helped her persevere as her case continued through the Italian courts, and shares her plans for helping others who have also been wrongfully convicted.

In November 2007, 20 year-old Amanda Knox had only been studying in Perugia, Italy, for a few weeks when her friend and roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, was murdered. The investigation made headlines around the world, and Amanda's arrest placed her at the center of a media firestorm. After an extremely controversial trial, she was convicted of murder in 2009. She spent four years in an Italian prison until a new court, which appointed independent experts to review the prosecution’s DNA evidence, affirmatively found her innocent in 2011.  She returned home to Seattle, Washington.

But just when Amanda thought her legal nightmare had ended, it began all over again. In March 2013, Italy’s highest court annulled the acquittal and sent the case to the lower courts for further proceedings. Even though no new evidence was introduced against her, Amanda was found guilty and sentenced to 28½ years in prison in January, 2014.  This decision was overturned by the Italian Supreme Court, which exonerated her of the murder charge.

In Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda speaks about what it was like to find herself imprisoned in a foreign country for a crime she did not commit, and how much she relied on the unwavering support of her family and friends, many of whom made extraordinary sacrifices on her behalf. Waiting to Be Heard is an unflinching, heartfelt coming-of-age narrative like no other—now with a new afterword, in which Amanda describes the heart-stopping final twists in her fight for freedom, and her hopes for the future.

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As seen in the Nextflix documentary Amanda Knox, in March 2015, the Supreme Court of Italy exonerated Amanda Knox, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Waiting To Be Heard. In an afterward to this newly issued paperback edition, Amanda updates readers on her life since 2011, introduces the individuals who helped her persever...

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In March 2015, Amanda Knox was exonerated, eight years after her wrongful arrest.Here is her story in her own words.In November 2007, twenty-year-old Amanda Knox had been studying in Perugia, Italy, for only a few weeks when her friend and roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, was murdered. The investigation made headlines around...

Amanda Knox is an exoneree and a writer in Seattle, Washington. She was wrongfully convicted of murder in Perugia, Italy, in 2009. In 2011 the conviction was overturned, and she was affirmatively found innocent of the charge of murder. In March 2013, the Italian Court of Cassation annulled the acquittal and ordered a new review of the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.81 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% Amanda's Story I was only 14 in 2007 when Amanda was charged with murder, and I always assumed she was guilty without actually hearing the details of the case. The media always highlighted her in a negative way, and I always found her strange and odd. However, after reading Amanda’s book, there is no doubt in my mind that she is innocent. This was a very well written book and she did not hold back any details. She was very open about contracting herpes, her relationship with Raffaele Sollecito, life in prison, and her court hearings. The media unquestionably molded society’s perspective of Amanda in a negative light. However, Amanda justifies herself and explains why she had strange reactions in social situations, and why she had what others would consider inappropriate reactions in stressful situations. Amanda laid out the facts well, and proves that there is no real evidence to tie her or Raffaele Sollecito to Meredith’s murder. The DNA evidence and the crime scene evidence all point to Rudy Guede. I recommend this book to anyone who was the slightest bit captivated by the murder and trial while it was going on, and whether you believe her innocence or guilt. It would be interesting to read a follow-up book of Amanda adjusting to life as an exoneree.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% Amanda's Story I was only 14 in 2007 when Amanda was charged with murder, and I always assumed she was guilty without actually hearing the details of the case. The media always highlighted her in a negative way, and I always found her strange and odd. However, after reading Amanda’s book, there is no doubt in my mind that she is innocent. This was a very well written book and she did not hold back any details. She was very open about contracting herpes, her relationship with Raffaele Sollecito, life in prison, and her court hearings. The media unquestionably molded society’s perspective of Amanda in a negative light. However, Amanda justifies herself and explains why she had strange reactions in social situations, and why she had what others would consider inappropriate reactions in stressful situations. Amanda laid out the facts well, and proves that there is no real evidence to tie her or Raffaele Sollecito to Meredith’s murder. The DNA evidence and the crime scene evidence all point to Rudy Guede. I recommend this book to anyone who was the slightest bit captivated by the murder and trial while it was going on, and whether you believe her innocence or guilt. It would be interesting to read a follow-up book of Amanda adjusting to life as an exoneree.
Date published: 2016-11-07

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“A raw and dramatic account of her lost years.”