O.J. Simpson Shopping a New Book About Life With Nicole

ByABC News
January 15, 2007, 1:52 PM

Jan. 15, 2007 — -- O.J. Simpson wants to write another book, this time a nonfiction account about his life with his murdered ex-wife, one of his lawyers tells ABC News.

Attorney Yale Galanter says his phone has been "ringing off the hook" with offers to buy a book about Simpson's life with Nicole Brown Simpson.

"Everybody, regardless of what they are saying publicly, is interested" in the book, Galanter told ABC News' Law & Justice Unit.

The news comes just as details are emerging about his controversial and now-canceled book, "If I Did It."

Today, Newsweek published obtained excerpts from a chapter titled "The Night in Question" -- and noted that Simpson's account adhered closely with the prosecution's theory of the murders.

In the unpublished account, Simpson writes that his ex-wife charged at him like a "banshee."

"Then something went horribly wrong," Simpson writes, according to the magazine. "And I know what happened, but I can't tell you exactly how."

He writes that he blacked out, and then came to with a bloody knife in his hands and the bodies of Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, lying on the floor.

Galanter said that because HarperCollins and parent company News Corp. canceled the publication of "If I Did It," "we are taking the position that the contract with them is null and void. Or more accurately, others are free to try and get the story."

"If I Did It" included a highly controversial "fictional" account of the night of the murders of Brown Simpson and Goldman. Publisher Judith Regan referred to it as Simpson's "confession."

The book was met with such widespread public outcry that News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch canceled publication of the book and a TV special late last year, and publicly apologized to the victim's families.

Last month, Regan was fired. A new book would not include a chapter on the murders.

In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty of murder in the slayings of his ex-wife and Goldman in a criminal case. In 1997, a jury in a civil lawsuit found him liable for the deaths and awarded the Goldman and Brown families $33.5 million.