Creativity Book Pulled Due to "Creative" Quotes
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444226904577559322045607092.htmlJonah Lehrer's nonfiction book "Imagine: How Creativity Works" is being pulled from retailers following the disclosure that the author fabricated quotes from Bob Dylan.
The book's publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, provided a statement from Mr. Lehrer in which the author acknowledged having lied to journalist Michael Moynihan after Mr. Moynihan questioned the authenticity of some of Mr. Dylan's quotes as they appeared in "Imagine."
"Three weeks ago, I received an email from journalist Michael Moynihan asking about Bob Dylan quotes in my book 'Imagine,' " said Mr. Lehrer in his statement. "The quotes in question either did not exist, were unintentional misquotations, or represented improper combinations of previously existing quotes. "But I told Mr. Moynihan that they were from archival interview footage provided to me by Dylan's representatives. This was a lie spoken in a moment of panic. When Mr. Moynihan followed up, I continued to lie, and say things I should not have said." ...