Imaginary Bob Dylan quotes force author to resign from New Yorker

Jonah Lehrer's book is called "Imagine: How Creativity Works." Lehrer's now admitted he created imaginary quotes that he attributed to Bob Dylan. His publisher has put sales of the book on hold and Lehrer has resigned from his writing position with the New Yorker.
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Jonah Lehrer's book examines the roots of creativity. Now it's come to light that he was a little too creative in the quotes he attributed to a legendary Minnesota folk singer.

Lehrer was cornered into admitting his fabrication after a magazine writer for The Tablet tried to pin him down on where the Bob Dylan quotes came from.

The journalism training institute Poynter has this recap and looks back at how Lehrer was recently found to be recycling his own material in the posts he provided for the New Yorker's blog.

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