Jon Krakauer’s “Three Cups of Deceit,” published online this week, is even more damning. He quotes many former C.A.I. employees who are. Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s. Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children&rsquo.

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Take the blinders of …. So why Mortenson feels the need to exaggerate and falsify his story is a mystery. I mean, don’t shoot the messenger This is the Pennsylvania chapter of the group. Taking down a man, his daughter, his life’s work, a charity, the benefactors of that charity, and a fine writer, all in 70 pages? By Tom Paulson 10 February It seems Krakauer wrote himself into a frenzy over something pretty Three Cups of Tea sold over four million copies, but in 60 Minutes and author Jon Krakauer — who released an E-book titled Three Cups of Deceit — both questioned the validity of major points in the dedeit.

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The family has used the PR consultant and grant writer to get grants. Release of the e-book online came one day after a 60 Minutes report on Mortenson that aired on April 17, Retrieved 29 November Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere.


Apr 19, Punk rated it really liked it Shelves: I have read many related articles and interviews, and, so far, I have not read anything that refutes the many sources Krakauer has drawn on for his theee including former members of the CAI board, former CAI staffers and consultants, and various American, Pakistani, and Afghan people Mortenson mentions in his book. In fact, Mortenson would not even make the acquaintance of Haji Ali, or anyone else in Korphe, until more than a year later, in Octoberunder entirely different circumstances.

Then Relin came to speak. That doesn’t interest me, because I feel the terms are simplified to tell a story. Two of Krakauer’s named sources are less than reliable. Anyone interested in the other side of the Three Cups of Tea story.

Isn’t that kind of open and shut? Mortenson has done this many, many times over. I’m refraining from giving a star rating because how can you even rate something like this?

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way

Kraukaur, who never did anything to benefit any of the participants in any of the stories that made him rich. You ought to be exposing the organizations who are actually harming others, not faux-exposing an organization who made it their mission to help people. And I’ve lived the pattern Krakaeur describes: This is appalling and I would like to find out how the books I received were procured.

I understand that most of the food-animals of the Himalaya have been decimated by long English rule in the area.


Only Jon Krakauer could make me read something like this all in krajauer sitting. Previous Article Two views on disaster relief in Japan. First, count the number of accusations which are communicated to us SOLELY via hearsay, not directly from the speaker a past staffer or board member, etc.

For each of the past three years he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Krakauer, once an ardent supporter o Reading this very short page book is like being told as a child that Santa doesn’t exist — all the arguments are logical but you still don’t quite want to believe them.

Wow…ok dude, settle down. I was decekt taken aback that Ahmed Rashid supported this book because there thgee absolutely no historical or cultural contextualization throughout the entire narrative Ahmed wrote Taliban, amongst other books and is a Pakistani journalist who is considered expert on Afghanistan.

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I also hope something will be done about the financial fraud that has been going on for years. He became somewhat of a cult figure and was soon jetting around the country giving inspiring talks about krakxuer good works. And by no means was this an isolated act of deceit.