Amanda Knox Memoir: Sex, Drugs and Pleas For Sympathy

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In her steamy new memoir, Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda Knox details her sex life and drug use while living in Italy before being charged with murder.

She writes she was “proud” of her first one-night stand and that pot was “as common as pasta” in the bungalow she shared with Meredith Kercher.

Amanda Knox O-Face

That would be her roommate, whose half-naked body was found in 2007 with her throat cut. Amanda Knox spent years in prison for killing her.

In Waiting to be Heard, for which HarperCollins paid nearly $4 million, Knox writes of her first sexual experience with someone she’d just met.

His name was Cristiano. They bumped into each other on a train in Florence.

“We shared a joint. High and giggly, went to his hotel room. I’d just turned 20. This was my first one-night stand,” she writes in the book, on sale today.

Amanda Knox, now 25, and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 29, were convicted by an Italian court of Kercher’s murder, which they denied.

Their convictions were overturned in 2011 on grounds that prosecutors made mistakes in their trials, though they are set to re-try the case soon.

Knox also writes of meeting Raffaele Sollecito and bonding over their shared love for marijuana, according to excerpts published by Britain's the Sun.

When she asked if he liked to smoke pot, his response was, “It’s my vice.”

“Around our house,” Knox wrote, “marijuana was as common as pasta."

"We all chipped in. It was purely social.”

Her memoir also reveals that she wrote to Kercher’s parents - who she says she hopes read the book - saying, “I’m not the one who killed your daughter.”

But the letter was never mailed, Knox said, because her defense attorneys warned her against it, saying it might be misinterpreted as a ploy for sympathy.

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