Euna Lee Beats Laura Ling to Book Deal

Journalist jailed in North Korea scores six-figure advance

By Jackson West
|  Friday, Nov 13, 2009  |  Updated 3:45 PM PDT
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Euna Lee Beats Laura Ling to Book Deal

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Euna Lee, left, on her arrival home with Laura Ling, center.

Euna Lee, the Current TV journalist sentenced to 12 years hard labor in North Korea but pardoned after a Bill Clinton photo-op with Kim Jong Il, has reportedly signed a six-figure book deal.

"The World Is Bigger Now: A Memoir of Faith, Family and Freedom" will be published by Broadway Books.

Lee, who along with Laura Ling was named "Women of the Year" by Glamour Magazine, promises to tell the story of the ordeal and how her religious faith helped her through it.

Ling is also shopping a pitch for a book that, instead of focusing on her imprisonment, will reportedly be about the relationship with her sister, television personality Lisa Ling.

Jackson West is booking a flight to Pyongyang and bringing a notebook.

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