Kaavya Viswanathan’s Book Recall

Kaavya Viswanathan’s Book Recall

Kaavya Viswanathan was a freshman at Harvard when she landed a $500,000 two-book contract and a movie deal. Her book (How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got A Life) was released with good reviews but was soon revealed she plagiarized sections. Kaavya said her "photographic memory" was the problem. The book was recalled and both deals were canceled.

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