If Jonah Lehrer ever writes a book about irrationality, it would be hard to imagine a better case study than his own. Like the best of his stories, it’s surprising, instructive, and deeply ironic. If another writer for The New Yorker had been caught repurposing chunks of his own previously published material after just two weeks of contributing to the magazine’s blog, it would have been newsworthy in any case, but it’s especially damaging in the case of Lehrer, a former Rhodes Scholar, still only thirty, who has quickly built a thriving career from his essays on creativity and originality.
Writer Jonah Lehrer resigned from the New Yorker on Monday after admitting that he had fabricated quotes from Bob Dylan in his nonfiction book "Imagine: How Creativity Works." The book has been recalled by publisher Houghton Mifflin... Read Post
Science writer Jonah Lehrer is resigning from his position as a staff writer at the New Yorker, following the discovery by Tablet magazine that Lehrer fabricated Bob Dylan quotations in his bestselling book "Imagine." Lehrer's publi... Read Post