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Euna Lee signs book deal

glamoureuna-lee-laura-ling_.jpgEuna Lee and Laura Ling continue to go their separate ways. Today in New York, Broadway Books confirmed it has a deal for Lee's account of the Los Angeles journalists' time in captivity in North Korea. “The World Is Bigger Now: A Memoir of Faith, Family and Freedom” is billed as details of Lee's "140 days of imprisonment, her ongoing interrogation and her efforts to protect her sources and the subjects of her reporting." The New York Post says the deal includes a six-figure advance. Ling has been shopping for a book deal with her sister, Lisa Ling. NYT, NY Post, Epicanthus

The photo of Lee and Ling, by Brigitte Lacombe, is from Glamour magazine's story this month on naming them women of the year.

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Laura Ling and Euna Lee chronology
Laura and Euna are home
Euna Lee writes


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