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Should Jonah Lehrer be a junior Gladwell? Does he have any other options?

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

Jonah Lehrer returns with 'A Book About Love.' Can it rescue his reputation?

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meticulous mea culpa is on offer from Jonah Lehrer in “A Book About Love,” his first title since the last was hurriedly withdrawn.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,...

A Book About Love, by Jonah Lehrer

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.

Nonfiction: Can Love Redeem the Sins of Jonah Lehrer?

In “A Book About Love,” Jonah Lehrer says love is defined not by romantic passion, but by a lifetime of steady emotions.

A Fraud? Jonah Lehrer Says His Remorse Is Real

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.

The New Jonah Lehrer: More Honest, More Boring, Still Spreading Bunk

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

“a nonfiction McMuffin”

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 […]

Books of The Times: Review: Jonah Lehrer’s ‘A Book About Love’ Is Another Unoriginal Sin

The disgraced Mr. Lehrer returns from cultural exile with a book that tries to explain the dynamics of love — but it is insolently familiar.

Jonah Lehrer Apologizes for Past Plagiarizing in New Book

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Author Jonah Lehrer has used his new book to apologize for plagiarizing and making up quotes in his last book.

On Being Wrong

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

Author Of Italian Mob Exposé ‘Gomorrah’ Accused Of Plagiarism In New Book

Michael Moynihan, the journalist who uncovered Jonah Lehrer’s inventions and copyings, lays out the case against Roberto Saviano’s ZeroZeroZero.

#MicroblogMondays 49: The Forgetting Pill

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.  […]

10 Years of PT: 2012 – SOPA, PIPA and The Summer of Sin

You'll never find a more action packed year than 2012 for copyright and plagiarism. SOPA, PIPA, Megaupload, Jonah Lehrer and much more.

Jonah Lehrer Is Not An Unfairly Treated Victim

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 […]

Man Appropriately Shunned

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 […]

Were We Too Hard on Jonah Lehrer?

“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

Some News

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.

The Self Illusion: An Interview With Bruce Hood

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

On Bad Reviews

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

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