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Lynch signs a $1-million book deal

September 03, 2003|From Reuters

Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch has signed a $1-million agreement with Alfred A. Knopf, giving the injured former Army private the chance to tell her own story, the publisher said Tuesday.

The publisher said the book, "I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story," will be written by former New York Times reporter Rick Bragg.

Sources familiar with the book said it would tell the tale of a small-town girl who goes to war in Iraq and becomes a national hero, recognition she does not feel she deserves.

Sources at Knopf said the publisher would pay $1 million to Bragg and the Lynch family. Bragg will be paid a flat fee for writing the book while the Lynch family will receive part of the advance and all of the royalties.

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