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Lil Wayne will publish book penned inside the pen

January 12, 2012 |  2:30 pm

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The diaries that rapper Lil Wayne kept while in jail will form the basis of a new book, publisher Grand Central announced Thursday. Lil Wayne spent eight months in jail on Rikers Island in 2010; he had pleaded guilty to attempted weapons possession.

"We are thrilled to be publishing Wayne’s prison memoir," executive editor Ben Greenberg said in a release. "He kept detailed journals of his inner and outer life while he was on Rikers Island, and they certainly tell a story.  They are revealing."

Weezy's time at Rikers included a month in solitary confinement for possession of "music contraband" -- headphones and a charger for an MP3 player.

The Grammy winner's memoir, "Gone Till November," will be released Nov. 28 -- just in time for the 2012  Christmas shopping season.

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Photo: Lil Wayne performs on "MTV Unplugged." Credit: Frank Micelotta / MTV / PictureGroup.

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