2nd Jonah Lehrer book being pulled from shelvesMarch 1, 2013 @ 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - A second Jonah Lehrer book is being pulled.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Friday that Lehrer's "How We Decide," originally published in 2009, is being taken "off sale." Spokeswoman Lori Glazer said the decision followed an internal review, but she didn't elaborate.
Lehrer's best-selling "Imagine" was withdrawn last year after Tablet Magazine reported that Lehrer had manipulated and fabricated Bob Dylan quotes. At the same time, he resigned as a staff writer for The New Yorker.
Glazer said Friday that the publisher will continue to sell a third Lehrer book, "Proust Was a Neuroscientist," which was released in 2007.
The 31-year-old Lehrer had been a popular author and speaker, specializing in books and essays about how the mind works. But he also has been criticized for sloppy scholarship and faulty reasoning, and he admitted recycling his own journalism for separate publications.
During a recent speech in Miami, he blamed himself for "arrogance" and "carelessness" and expressed hope that he could revive his career.
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