Jonah Lehrer quit his position as a New Yorker staff writer following allegations that he fabricated quotes in his book 'Imagine.'
There's another sad chapter in the Johah Lehrer fabrication fiasco.
Some seven months after the bright young writer quit his prestigious position as staff writer for The New Yorker following allegations that he fabricated quotes in his bestselling book “Imagine” comes news that publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is pulling another of his books, “How We Decide.”
The publisher announced Friday it will no longer sell copies of Lehrer’s second book after an internal review revealed significant problems with the text.
“After completing our fact-check process for Jonah Lehrer’s work, we have decided to take ‘How We Decide’ off sale,” Lori Glazer, Harcourt’s executive director of publicity, wrote in an e-mail, according to the New York Times. “We have no plans to reissue it. We do plan to continue to sell ‘Proust Was a Neuroscientist.’”
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt also said it will offer refunds to those who have purchased the book, which explains how people make decisions and how decision-making can be improved.