Phony Travel Books

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An author for the Lonely Planet travel guidebook series has claimed that he plagiarized and made up large sections of his books, an Australian newspaper reported on Sunday. [...]

"They didn't pay me enough to go to Colombia. I wrote the book in San Francisco. I got the information from a chick I was dating -- an intern at the Colombian consulate," the newspaper quoted Kohnstamm as saying.

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1 comment:

  1. i find this strangely inspiring. a backup career, perhaps? or, we could legitimize the genre with an Armchair Traveler series.