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Three Cups of Tea

206 Ratings: 2.5
A book by Greg Mortenson.

Three Cups of Tea is a New York Times bestselling book by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin published by Penguin in 2006. The book describes Mortenson's transition from a mountain-climber to a humanitarian committed to reducing poverty and educating … see full wiki

Author: Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Genre: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Penguin
Date Published: January, 2007
24 reviews about Three Cups of Tea
review by . July 23, 2010
This is a true story about how a mountain climber having lost his way, is rescued by the people from an obscure and isolated village high in the mountains of Pakistan.  As Greg Mortenson was nursed back to health, the village chief showed him where the children had their school lessons.  It consisted of a bare plot of dirt where they scratched their lessons into the dry soil.  Greg was so moved that he promised he would build them a proper school.  Upon returning to his home …
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
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Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
Reading this made me feel frustrated and tied in knots because of all the struggles he went through to finally reach his goal.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
Inspiring. I heard Greg Mortenson speak at BYU last year and he is an incredible person.
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
This should be mandatory reading of every high school student. You want to understand this poorly understood part of the world? Here is a good start.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
An amazing true story of a man's unselfishness to help build school's in Afghan and Pakistan
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
I love this concept, this book, and this writer!
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Very inspiring story of Mortenson's journey to change a nation though education.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Wonderful story of a man's trip into the world of poverty who makes a change! Inspiring
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Not the greatest writing, but what a story!!! This guy lives in Bozeman, MT where I went to college and his life story will inspire the hardest heart to do SOMETHING positive for others in need. This guy is someone I truly admire. Bono has nothing on him.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
I searched until I found this book, because I felt the author's message is simportant.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
I have heard great things about it!
Quick Tip by . June 12, 2010
Fascinating and inspiring, a good, easy read.
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
it was horiible
Quick Tip by . June 03, 2010
i enjoyed this book, although the writing style was sometimes annoying
Quick Tip by . March 19, 2010
Greg Mortensen is speaking in Santa Barbara on May 4, 2010. Three Cups of Tea is a great story.
Quick Tip by . March 06, 2010
I'm loving this book so far... only about half through but it is a nice story of a mountaineer turned humanitarian.
Quick Tip by . March 01, 2010
I'm loving this book so far... only about half through but it is a nice story of a mountaineer turned humanitarian.
review by . March 09, 2009
I love books that move me to tears.The killer scene in "Three Cups Of Tea?" Well, it could be the completion of Greg Mortenson's first bridge. That soaked a couple of tissues. Or maybe it was the presentation of the red velvet box to Greg, signaling the end of any beefs the locals had with Greg – this was just a guy trying to help out, after all.  I don't even know enough to say "I don't know" when it comes to the political landscape in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the surrounding geography. …
review by . May 05, 2009
This book is mainly a biography of Greg Mortenson's life as written by David Oliver Relin. Much of the book takes place in the USA. For most of the book, only glimpses are given into what life is like in Pakistan and Afghanistan--and that's mainly of the lives of the adults.    Up until page 202, the book is narrowly focused on events from Greg's point of view and is written in a "as it happened" style. This section describes his climb on K2 in Pakistan and how he lost his way …
review by . November 17, 2008
Three Cups of Tea
This is a long 350-pages, which I feel can be summed up very briefly: Education is the key to world peace. The story of Greg Mortenson is worth reading, as it certainly educates on many fronts. He's a unique, larger-than-life character, who comes across to all those who know him well as "not one of us. He is his own species."    Having made a promise to build a school in the high altitudes of Pakistan shortly after his failed attempt to climb K-2 to spread the ashes of his youngest sister, …
review by . December 10, 2008
The headmaster at my current school had this be a school wide read, available to teachers, students and families, and later discussion. The story of one man to inspire changed resonated with our students who have been taught that it takes only one person to make a difference. Greg Mortenson, with David Relin, creates a passioned reflection of work and determination with solid outcomes that will change the world--in what ways we are yet to know. Its a reccomended read if one is looking for personal …
review by . August 06, 2008
Sometimes the only way to find what you are looking for is by getting lost. Often, the only way to achieve victory is first to fail. If Greg Mortenson had not yet learned these two lessons when attempting to reach the summit of K2 in 1993--the second highest mountain in the world but, it is said, the toughest to climb--then he learned these lessons on the way down. He would never forget.    Greg Mortenson is a three-cup tea drinker. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, the tradition …
review by . June 13, 2008
There is no question that Greg Mortenson is an extremely inspiring man. This tale of his experiences in Pakistan will not only entertain and inspire you, but will also give insights into a very different culture (and one that has really been in the spotlight recently). With that being said, my qualms with the book are in no way, shape, or form with the content. However, I think that the way the  book is written makes it a bit hard to follow. There are times when I'd be reading and wouldn't …
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