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MICHELLE IS WRITING A BOOK! (updated 1/1/14)

Posted by clevelandkidnapping on January 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

UPDATES (1/1/14):



"Michelle Knight, the first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life.

Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.

Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken.

In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year"

ORIGINAL POST (11/25/14):

NEW YORK (AP) — One of three young women held captive for years in a Cleveland house has a book deal.



Michelle Knight's memoir is scheduled to come out next spring, publisher Weinstein Books announced Monday. The book is currently untitled and will be co-written by Michelle Burford, who worked on Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas' memoir.



"I want to give every victim of violence a new outlook on life," Knight said in a statement provided to The Associated Press by the publisher. "Victims need to know that no matter how hard it rains in the darkness, they will have the strength and courage that God gave them when they were born to rise above and overcome any obstacle that stands in their way."


According to Weinstein, Knight will tell the "full story" of being kidnapped in her early 20s by Ariel Castro and held for 11 years. Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus finally escaped last May. Castro, sentenced to life plus 1,000 years, hanged himself in his cell in September.



Berry and DeJesus are planning their own book, collaborating with a pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters, Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan.




Published by AP: 11/25/13

Posted by CKIA: 11/25/13





We will add updates as they become available!





 WKYC CHANNEL 3 NEWS (11/25/13, 3:55 AM EST)

"Michelle Knight signs book deal"



"Michelle Knight agrees to book deal; memoir will be released in spring" 


 WEWS NewsChannel 5 (11/25/13, 12:09 AM EST)

"Michelle Knight announces deal for her memoir. She will tell of her time as Ariel Castro's captive"



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Reply Rhoda PaweleckI
10:40 AM on April 23, 2014 
God bless you Michelle, I can't wait to read your story, I hope you are enjoying life as it is now!
Reply anna
1:29 PM on July 13, 2014 
I had pre ordered this book threw amazon and I can't tell you why but something had changed inside of me and I no longer wanted to read it any more so I whet threw a complicated process of canceling my order how ever a few months. later Michelle did an interview with Savanna G. on the Today show ( and me being The Today Fanatic that I Have been since I was 13 You Know I was watching) Anyhow it was something she said that made me raise an eye brow she was asked if she would want her family to read her book she politely replayed along with a slight nod of her head yeah I would want them to know what I have been threw, then in another interview she said it was important for her to get her story out there and that she was not ashamed of what happened to her and that she hopes people read her book and realize how strong the human spirit is and realize no matter what you or those around you are going threw you can push threw you can make it and it's ok to hope that tomorrow will bring a better day I was in literal aww. soon after I went over to barns and Nobel and bought the book. I have to admit I cried after every chapter and had a hard time getting threw quite a few of those pages but I did and for the most part I couldn't put it down I read it in 3 days I love that the entire book is written in her own words that is what makes the book so moving and why it feels like she pulls you in and makes you feel like your standing next to her Michelle did an amazing job And by the end you will stand up and cheer for her Resilience and strength she has been living such an amazing life since she started living And has gone on to do great things I cant wait to see what she dose next hopefully she will come out to California and do a book sinning!