The morning after giving her first televised interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer, accused murderer Amanda Knox stopped by "Good Morning America" on Wednesday to express how grateful she is to have the chance to clear her name.
"I'm so grateful to be here," she told Robin Roberts. "I'm so grateful to have this chance."
Knox was convicted by an Italian court for the 2007 murder of her study-abroad roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher, before the case was overturned in 2011 by the Italian Supreme Court, and she was released from prison in 2013, with a retrial ordered.
Now Knox hopes her new memoir, "Waiting to Be Heard," which was released on Tuesday in conjunction with a primetime special Tuesday night on ABC, will give the public her side of the story.
"I wanted people to know who I was because I felt that I was lost in the middle of this storm," she said on "GMA." "I wanted people to know precisely what it is that I went through and precisely what I was thinking at every moment. And I wanted to give what I was able to get out of it to the people who read it."
Knox, an international tabloid sensation, said the biggest hurdle of her experience has been convincing her critics that her lack of emotion during the trial was not a sign of guilt.
"I had to learn how to deal with it as I went through it," she said. "I was only 20. I was in this foreign country. I barely spoke the language, and my friend was murdered. I had never in my life experienced anything, anything similar and I was clueless all the way through."
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Although her ordeal is not over, Knox is still "so incredibly grateful for life right now." The 25-year-old is studying at the University of Washington where she has found "wonderful" friends, a "wonderful" boyfriend and "great teachers."
"I'm doing great. I really am and it’s incredible to feel that again because I felt so stunted and so limited and so hated for so long,” Knox said. "It’s nice not to have to have that all the time."