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Jonah Lehrer

Born: 25-Jun-1981
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Imagine: How Creativity Works

Resigned from The New Yorker -- where he had been employed for only two months -- after Michael C. Moynihan determined that he had fabricated several quotes by Bob Dylan for his book Imagine. Lehrer admitted the charge: "The quotes in question either did not exist, were unintentional misquotations, or represented improper combinations of previously existing quotes."

Father: David Lehrer
Mother: Ariella
Wife: Sarah Liebowitz (one daughter)
Daughter: Rose

    University: BS Neuroscience, Columbia University (2003)
    University: Oxford University (on a Rhodes Scholarship)

    The New Yorker (2012, resigned)
    Seed Magazine Editor-at-Large
    Rhodes Scholarship

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Author of books:
Proust Was a Neuroscientist (2007, nonfiction)
How We Decide (2009, nonfiction)
Imagine: How Creativity Works (2012, nonfiction)

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