Friday, 19 April 2013

Amanda Knox 'paralyzed until I can breathe it away’: ‘Waiting to Be Heard’

Amanda Knox 'paralyzed until I can breathe it away’: ‘Waiting to Be Heard’, Amanda Knox feels “paralyzed” with anxiety. While in prison, Amanda Knox became suicidal “and thought of swallowing shards of glass or suffocating herself with a garbage bag.” Except for one hour a day outside, Amanda Knox spent most of her time in her prison cell which was very cold during the winter and hot during the summer. Thinking that she would never be able to leave prison, Amanda Knox wrote a letter to her mother, reported the Associated Press via Yahoo! News on April 18, 2013. Fortunately, Amanda Knox arrived back in Seattle before her letter.

In an interview with People, Amanda Knox told the magazine that,

"Things creep up on me and all of a sudden I'm overwhelmed by the feeling of helplessness and that desperation and fear to even hope. Just that can make my heart race and makes me paralyzed until I can breathe it away."

"When Meredith was murdered and I was arrested, it was so shocking. It was paralyzing. Everything toppled."

As part of dealing with her paralyzing anxiety and her experience of having spent four years in an Italian prison, Amanda Knox has written the book "Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir" which is due out on April 30, 2013.

“Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir” is not just a book about innocence, resilience, courage, and Amanda Knox’s hard-fought battle for her freedom, but also a book that is filed with the details that Amanda Knox wrote in her journals while being in prison.

In the fall of 2007, the then 20-year-old Amanda Knox left Seattle looking forward to studying in Italy. After her roommate was murdered in her Italian apartment, Amanda Knox’s dream of studying abroad turned into a nightmare that still continues today.

In 2011, after four years in prison, Amanda Knox was finally able to return to Seattle where she has since avoided the spotlight and tried to cope with her never-ending nightmare.

Besides studying at the University of Washington and enjoying rock climbing, hiking, camping and other outdoor activities, Amanda Knox has spent time writing her memoir.

In preparation for the release of her book, which can be preordered on Amazon, Amanda Knox has also spoken to People magazine during several days at her mother’s home in Seattle. The complete interview will be published in the People's April 26 edition.

The excerpts of the interview that are available at this time were provided by People to The Associated Press.

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