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).