Books: Heart of Glass

Before there was Jayson Blair, there was Stephen Glass, the Pinocchio of print journalism. Remember him? Five years ago, when he was just 25 and a fast-rising writer at the New Republic, Glass became briefly notorious when it emerged that he had fabricated all or parts of dozens of pieces in that magazine, George, Rolling Stone and other high-profile places. That story about the cult that worshipped George H.W. Bush always did seem too good to be true.

For years, Glass disappeared from public view. Now suddenly he's back with The Fabulist (Simon & Schuster; 342 pages), a lightly fictionalized account...

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