Some names come to mind, Malcom Glawell and Jonah Lehrer. Christopher Chabris' assessment on Jonah Lehrer can be easily copied and paste into many popular science book reviews:
Jonah Lehrer was never a very good science writer. He seemed not to fully understand the science he was trying to explain; his explanations were inaccurate, overblown, and often just plain wrong, usually in the direction of giving his readers counterintuitive thrills and challenging their settled beliefs.
A few posts to read:
Christopher Chabris: Why Malcolm Gladwell Matters (And Why That's Unfortunate):
What Has Been Forgotten About Jonah Lehrer
Freakonomics: What Went Wrong?
And of course, hat-tip to Andrew Gelman.