Jonah Lehrer, Benny Johnson, Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass, Jack Kelley and Juan Thompson. What do those names have in common? If you said they were all journalists, you’d be correct. If you said that they were all plagiarists, you’d also be correct. Show More Summary
Remember Jonah Lehrer—that science writer from a few years back whose reputation was tarnished after some plagiarism and fabrication scandals? He’s been blogging—on science! And he’s on to some of the usual suspects: Ellen Langer’s mindfulness...Show More Summary
What do we want from the disgraced among us? Atonement, or at least an accounting, and perhaps some sense they’ve learned from their mistakes. No meticulous mea culpa is on offer from Jonah Lehrer in “A Book About Love,” his first title since the last was hurriedly withdrawn. Instead of an apology,...
Here is my deliberately short review: It is a good book. Here is David Brooks’s NYT review, he notes “The book is interesting on nearly every page.” I am well aware of Lehrer’s previous failings, but today I am evaluating only this book. Paul Celan went so far as to try to kill his wife, […] The post A Book About Love, by Jonah Lehrer appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
In “A Book About Love,” Jonah Lehrer says love is defined not by romantic passion, but by a lifetime of steady emotions.
As Mr. Lehrer tries to come back with a new book four years after he was discovered plagiarizing, he is facing criticism as well as support.
A Book About Love, Jonah Lehrer’s latest work, starts off with a somber author’s note. “I broke the most basic rules of my profession,” he writes. “I am ashamed of what I’ve done. I will regret it for the rest of my life.” ICYMI: Lehrer...Show More Summary
Noted fabulist Jonah Lehrer somehow managed to get a publishing house to buy his stoned boarding-school-dorm musings (Thesis of book as described by author: “Love is the only happiness that lasts. It is the opposite of underwear. It is the antithesis of chocolate cake.”) Jennifer Senior has a review that I hope earned her double […]
The disgraced Mr. Lehrer returns from cultural exile with a book that tries to explain the dynamics of love — but it is insolently familiar.
Author Jonah Lehrer has used his new book to apologize for plagiarizing and making up quotes in his last book.
Unless you experience the unpleasant symptoms of being wrong, your brain will never revise its models. Before your neurons can succeed, they must repeatedly fail. There are no shortcuts for this painstaking process. Jonah Lehrer in “How...Show More Summary
Michael Moynihan, the journalist who uncovered Jonah Lehrer’s inventions and copyings, lays out the case against Roberto Saviano’s ZeroZeroZero.
Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. Wired had an article a few years ago (written by Jonah Lehrer, so it may not be as factual as I wish) about a pill being developed a la Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. […]
You'll never find a more action packed year than 2012 for copyright and plagiarism. SOPA, PIPA, Megaupload, Jonah Lehrer and much more.
Apparently, Jon Ronson’s new book has a lengthy defense of Jonah Lehrer, equating him with Justine Sacco, the PR person who lost her job over a single apparently racist tweet that almost certainly wasn’t. As Daniel Engber explains in detail, this really isn’t going to fly. Engber finds more examples of Lehrer’s malpractice from the […]
But if this scandal teaches us anything, it’s that stories can be massaged and altered to leverage our emotions and to fit a certain aim. Here’s the truth about Jonah Lehrer: His career has not been destroyed, nor has he apologized for the full extent of his mistakes. This master storyteller did not wander in […]
“My very first thought every morning is what I’ve done wrong,” says disgraced science writer Jonah Lehrer in Jon Ronson’s new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, out today from Riverhead Press. “There’s a tremendous amount of remorse. Show More Summary
This week we concluded a preliminary WIRED review of a sample of articles from Jonah Lehrer’s personal blog, Frontal Cortex, which was active on Wired.com from July 2010 through June 2012. The review was conducted by Charles Seife, an associate professor in NYU’s science journalism program. He examined 18 posts out of a total of […] The post Some News appeared first on WIRED.
This week we concluded a preliminary WIRED review of a sample of articles from Jonah Lehrer’s personal blog, Frontal Cortex, which was active on Wired.com from July 2010 through June 2012. The review was conducted by Charles Seife, an associate professor in NYU’s science journalism program. Show More Summary