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In case anybody still cares, Eminem will be publishing his memoirs on October 16th, which his publisher has described as "every bit as raw and uncensored as the man himself." Titled Eminem: The Way I Am, the book will be published by Orion Publishing and feature previously unseen photographs, journal notes, hand-drawn art, lyric sketches and a narrative and introduction written by the rappin’ star. "Everyone has their own take on Eminem," says Orion's Ian Preece who thinks that the tome will be one of the books of the year. "Because of where he is from, people think they know where he is at, what kind of person he really is. This book cuts through all that and gets to the source." No word yet as to whether Kim Bassinger will appear in the film version

Meanwhile, Em is putting the finishing touches on his next album, his first since 2004's Encore, though the release date hasn't yet been announced. Shady Records' artist Bobby Creek, whose been in the studio with the star, recently told hiphopdx.com of the new release: "He’s focused, basically. He understands he’s been away for a while, and that he’s got to come back that much harder. He’s focused – 110 percent. Y’all should expect that; he’s been away for a while, and he’s got a statement to make.” As for the rumored massive weight gain various bloggers have been posting about Eminem, Creek said: “[There] must be two [Eminems], because the Em I just saw is in perfectly good shape. [I] saw him recently playing a pickup basketball game, so I don’t know much about the 250-pound Em; I missed that, I didn’t see that guy. No truth to those rumors whatsoever.”

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