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I can tattle, but you may not

A long-awaited memoir by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is finally being published, without his approval. British publisher Canongate says the book, billed as an "unauthorized autobiography," will be for sale in stores and online Thursday.

world Updated: Sep 21, 2011 20:19 IST

A long-awaited memoir by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is finally being published, without his approval. British publisher Canongate says the book, billed as an "unauthorized autobiography," will be for sale in stores and online Thursday.

Last year Canongate paid Assange a large sum for the rights to the memoir and Assange began working with a ghostwriter on the book.

But, the publisher said on Wednesday that Assange became increasingly troubled by the prospect, and declared that "all memoir is prostitution."

Canongate says Assange tried to cancel his contract, but since he has not repaid his advance it is publishing the first draft that Assange delivered to the publisher in March.

WikiLeaks did not immediately respond to requests for comment.