Well, I love Jonah Lehrer, and he has a great way of telling a story.
It is packed with thought provoking ideas that lead to further reading [listening too].
No, I only wish the author had been reading, as he did for Imagine. That was terrific. This is fine, just not as good as Lehrer.
It made me have a 180 on my opinion of Gertrude Stein, for one thing. It made me tell people stories from it, as Imagine did, and recommend it avidly.
I do not care a fig about the supposition about Lehrer's Dylan quotes, although I am sure that he does. I think he is a remarkable story-teller and I am very sorry he resigned from the New Yorker. These little details do not matter in the service of the high-level thinking that he conveys in such plain English in his books. I am still recommending this book to everyone.