Lena Dunham And 10 Other Celebrities Who Signed Massive Book Deals

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  • Demi Moore

    In 2010, Deadline announced that Demi Moore was given a whopping $2 million to pen a book about her relationship with her mother Virginia King Guynes for HarperCollins. The title and release date of the work have yet to be announced.

  • Amanda Knox

    While studying abroad in Umbria, Italy, Amanda Knox was arrested for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. In Feb. 2012, after serving four years in an Italian prison, she was cleared of the charge and returned home to the United States. As The Guardian reported, HarperCollins saw an opportunity to snag a must-read tell all and quickly signed a $4 million book deal with Knox. The as-yet untitled memoir has no scheduled released date.

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Lena Dunham’s whopping $3.5 million book deal has sparked a debate about whether a collection of essays by the actress, writer, and director is worth such a high sum.

The “Girls” creator, who will pen “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned” for Random House, is one of several celebs that have signed astoundingly high book deals.

From former presidents to rock stars, here are ten public figures that have scored lucrative publishing deals.

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