After fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, Jonah Lehrer resigns from the New Yorker

“How does it feel / How does it feel / To be without a home / Like a complete unknown / Like a rolling stone?” — actual Bob Dylan


Pop science writer Jonah Lehrer, who found himself in trouble last month when it was revealed that he was recycling his own previously written content in New Yorker blog posts, is now resigning from his position as a staff writer at the magazine. The news follows Tablet magazine reporter Michael Moynihan’s discovery that Lehrer fabricated Bob Dylan quotations in his bestselling book Imagine: How Creativity Works. (Update: Tablet’s website is down at the moment. A cached version of Moynihan’s article is here.)

New York Times book publishing reporter Julie Bosman first reported Lehrer’s resignation on Twitter.

Lehrer’s publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is “exploring all options available to us,” HMH spokeswoman Lori Glazer said in a statement. “We are taking the ebook of Imagine off-sale, and halting shipment of physical copies.” (For now, though, the book is still available on Amazon.)

Houghton Mifflin also provided a statement…

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