Jonah Lehrer

Quote-Faker Jonah Lehrer on Why He Became a Journalist: ReasonTV Exclusive!

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After being unmasked at Tablet by Reason Contributing Editor Michael C. Moynihan as a quote-faking fabulist, Jonah Lehrer—the author of the widely praised Imagine: How Creativity Works—has resigned his post at The New Yorker and his publisher is pulling his best-selling book from store shelves.

Why did Jonah Lehrer get into journalism in the first place?

In an exclusive ReasonTV interview that was taped on May 7, 2012, Lehrer told Paul Detrick that he would have preferred to be a scientist but "I sucked at being a scientist….I realized I was very bad at the actual experiments….I still miss science…I miss the hardness of fact."

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