Jonah Lehrer Apologizes for Past Plagiarizing in New Book

By Dianna Dilworth 

Jonah Lehrer (GalleyCat)Author Jonah Lehrer has used his new book to apologize for plagiarizing and making up quotes in his last book.

In 2012, Lehrer (pictured, via) resigned from his post at the New Yorker after confessing that he fabricated Bob Dylan quotes for his book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. Lehrer confessed after Tablet broke the news, which led Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to pull the book.

In his new book from Simon & Schuster, which drops next week, Lehrer opens with an author’s note apologizing from his past behavior. Here is an excerpt from the opening of A Book About Love:

I broke the most basic rules of my profession. I am ashamed of what I’ve done. I will regret it for the rest of my life.

To prevent these mistakes from happening again, I have followed a simple procedure in this book. All quotes and relevant text have been sent to subjects for their approval.

(Via The Washington Post).