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 know who I was reading about. There were so many different characters (many with very long, complicated names), that it was hard to know who was who. A guide at the beginning laying out each character and their role would be great. However, more importantly, I felt like the book wasn't laid out in the greatest way. There were points when it was confusing as to when Mortenson got back to the United States and when he was supposed to be going to Pakistan. I think that maybe if the book was written in more of a diary format, it would be better.
Despite being a little hard to follow, this book is definitely a great read. The story of Greg Mortenson's unbelievable willingness to persist and work at an any cost for the sake of people he barely knew is a testament to the good that many people have within them.
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 … more
This book really and truly was heart-wrenching. I cannot imagine the kind of love Mortenson had for the people in Pakistan. This book really makes a person stand back and look at what they have done with their own life. This is a good book for anyone high school age and older. It teaches a great lesson in humanity. Three Cups of Tea is not a hard read, but a good one.
I am a recent USC grad. My degree is in business with an emphasis in management, however I have many interests beyond that. I especially love traveling (been to 20 countries so far and have a long list … more
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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 girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He did this by co-founding the "Central Asia Institute," which has built over 78 schools in the most remote areas of the countries.