Posts Tagged ‘Jonah Lehrer’

The Protagonist: Most Reasonable Resolution? Learn to Bounce Back from Failure

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

Mark Baumer’s resolution was 50 shades of absurd…or was it? Mark Baumer, of Providence, RI, is a literary inspiration of sorts. Baumer wrote 50 books this past year, which is an impressive feat if only for his steadfast dedication to the task. It didn’t start out so straightforward though. Indeed, it started out with a [&hellip
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Jonah Lehrer’s Downfall: Life Far More Interesting With Real-Life Complications

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by Alissa Fleck Journalist and self-proclaimed Bob Dylan obsessive Michael C. Moynihan read Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine: How Creativity Works and realized something was not right. This skepticism ultimately resulted in Lehrer’s outing as a fraud—an inventor and tinkerer of material when it was convenient, when it suited his thesis. Many praised the book’s genius from [&hellip
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