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Trending Now: Author recants memoir about visiting heaven; YouTube stars to interview POTUS

'The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven' is being taken out of print. (amazon) 'The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven' is being taken out of print. (amazon)

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Author recants book, says he never ‘came back from heaven'

A child author who claimed that he went to heaven and then came back to earth alive now admits he made the story up.

The best-selling memoir ‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven' was penned by Alex Marlarky and his father, Kevin, about a 2004 car crash that left 6-year-old Alex paralyzed and in a coma for two months.

“Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share,” the book's description reads. “Of the angels who took him through the gates of heaven itself.”

Five years after its publication, the now teenage Alex wrote an open letter earlier this week that begins with saying “I did not die. I did not go to Heaven.”

“I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible. People have profited from lies, and continue to. They should read the Bible, which is enough. The Bible is the only source of truth,” his letter, published on, read in-part.

A rep for publishing company Tyndale House told The Washington Post that “Tyndale has decided to take the book and related ancillary products out of print.”

YouTube starts to interview president

Three YouTube stars will interview President Obama with questions submitted from the public using #YouTubeAsksObama.

The YouTubers, Bethany Mota, GloZell, and Hank Green, have a combined 13 million followers between their three channels and are some of the most popular self-made online personalities.

"Over the next few days, the creators will ask you to share the questions you have for the president, some of which may be asked during the interview," Business Insider reports YouTube said.

The interview will air on YouTube (of course) on Jan. 22, two days after the State of the Union address.

“This continues efforts by the President and his administration to speak directly to the American people online,” a White House statement says.

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