Disgraced New Yorker writer sells book to Simon & Schuster

Snippet from a book proposal by fraudulent journalist Jonah Lehrer:

"I feel the shiver of a voice mail message. I listen to the message. I have been found out. I puke into a recycling bin. And then I start to cry. Why was I crying? I had been caught in a lie, a desperate attempt to conceal my mistakes. And now it was clear that, within 24 hours, my fall would begin. I would lose my job and my reputation. My private shame would become public."

Simon & Schuster bought the book.

From the New York Times: “Jonah Lehrer is an unusually talented writer,” Jonathan Karp, the publisher of Simon & Schuster, said in an e-mail Thursday night. “We believe in second chances.”

I hope it will be as good as The Hoax, Clifford Irving's thrilling memoir about writing a fake biography of Howard Hughes and almost getting away with it.

A Fallen New Yorker Writer Signs With Simon & Schuster