Following Monday's report in BuzzFeed that Rand Paul, the Jonah Lehrer of senators, plagiarized part of his September 20 article in The Washington Times, the conservative paper has ended the Kentucky Senator's weekly column, which he's written since the summer. Read more...
Nassim Taleb adds this link to the Dobelli story. I’m confused. I thought Swiss dudes were supposed to plagiarize their own stuff, not rip off other people’s. Whassup with that? The post Swiss Jonah Lehrer update appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
Psychology researcher Chris Chabris writes: Rolf Dobelli, a Swiss writer, published a book called The Art of Thinking Clearly earlier this year with HarperCollins in the U.S. The book’s original German edition was a #1 bestseller, and the book has sold over one million copies worldwide. Show More Summary
Lehrer has landed a new book deal. This has sparked justifiable disgust: Maria Konnikova explains why. Lehrer is not the writer who simply made up a few Bob Dylan quotes and self-plagiarized (the way he’s portrayed in recent accounts of his latest book deal). He is the writer who got the science wrong, repeatedly, who…
It's comical, but no real surprise, that pop-science plagiarist and fabricator Jonah Lehrer appears to have lifted someone else's work for his new book proposal. Lehrer has established by now that he is a pathological fraud. The question on the table is: What kind of a fraud is Jonathan Karp, the publisher of Simon & Schuster, which bought the book? Read more...
Even leaving aside the ethical issues, rarely has a book proposal without “Camille Paglia” in the author’s slot seemed so unreadable: Jonah Lehrer, the disgraced writer who resigned from The New Yorker after he was discovered plagiarizing and fabricating material, has sold a book to Simon & Schuster that uses his journalistic misconduct as a [...]
He resigned in disgrace from the New Yorker. His last publisher stopped selling his books because they contained made-up quotes and other problems. So, naturally, he gets another chance: Jonah Lehrer, the best-selling author who hasShow More Summary
If you don't go away, they'll never miss you, the saying goes. It's hard to imagine that anyone has missed Jonah Lehrer much in the 10 brief months since his career flamed out over revelations that he'd made up quotes, plagiarized from other writers and recycled his own work.
From time to time, The Awl offers its space to everyday citizens with something to say. I don’t want to get Jonah Lehrer in any more trouble than he’s in already, but I felt like I needed to come forward and warn Simon and Schuster about something that’ll piss them off royally if they hear about it later. Show More Summary
Jonah Lehrer got caught. Jonah Lehrer got a new book deal anyway. Then, Jonah Lehrer got caught again, according to Slate's Daniel Engber: "He’ll recycle and repeat, he’ll puke his gritty guts out."
Insufficiently disgraced journalist Jonah Lehrer sold a comeback book proposal yesterday. Slate's Daniel Engber notices it looks a lot like something somebody else wrote. Read more...
Snippet from a book proposal by fraudulent journalist Jonah Lehrer: "I feel the shiver of a voice mail message. I listen to the message. I have been found out. I puke into a recycling bin. And then I start to cry.
Simon & Schuster is willing to give a second chance to Jonah Lehrer, the best-selling author of How We Decide
What better way to encourage literacy than to build a
Former journalist wunderkind Jonah Lehrer fell from grace last summer, after reporters found he had fabricated Bob Dylan quotes, recycled material and plagiarized from at least on other journalist. But nearly a year later, it looks like Lehrer's swift collapse taught him a lot. Show More Summary
In a 65-page book proposal, the former New Yorker writer uses his plagiarism scandal as a case study.
Jonah Lehrer is reportedly shopping a new book. In February, the author apologized for a plagiarism scandal last year. Our sibling blog FishbowlNY has all the details: According to Slate, Lehrer — who was repeatedly busted for lying,...Show More Summary
Jonah Lehrer is back. Or at least, he’s trying. According to Slate, Lehrer — who was repeatedly busted for lying, then said he only did so because he’s smarter than everyone else — is currently shopping a book about the science of love. While...Show More Summary
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Jonah Lehrer just won’t quit. Despite his admission to making up Bob Dylan quotes for his bestseller “Imagine,” routinely recycling his old work and publishing it as new — not to mention his practices of straight-up plagiarism — Slate now reports that the journalist is trying to sell a book...