Jon Krakauer: Three Cups of Deceit

Three Cups Of Tea as Mortenson continues to maintain Ego run amuck followed by endless self serving rationalization pretty much sums up my personal take on the recipe involved in brewing those Three Cups of Tea Not an excoriating take down but a necessary challenge to the author of Three Cups of Tea who as has been widely reported though not as widely as his book has reached has not been as reliable on the facts or on the administration of the charity he founded as one would wishRather than in a fit of gleeful hero bashing the book appears to have been written reluctantly Like many readers I was captured by Three Cups of Tea It was a page turner and my heart went out to the tribal girls and boys living in such remote secluded and impoverished areas where education was just a dream Then I heard of the mismanagement and lack of oversight of the funds of what could have been a wonderful and life changing gesture for the people of these remote areas What a crying shame This book contains the facts that sheds further light on the deceit carried out by someone perhaps who was put up to high on a pedestal John Krakauer exposes the lies and fraud by the author of Three Cups of Tea Is his usual investigative style Jon tries uncover the character of a man with good intentions who nevertheless embellished the stories of how he came to be an instrument in the establishment of schools in the back country of Afghanistan and Pakistan and later used the foundation he created to enrich himself rather than the intended recipients In typical Krakauer style it is well researched and well written I heard about the feud between Mortenson and Krakauer a few years ago Then someone told me they refused to watch the movie Everest based on Krakauer s bookInto Thin Air because of his anti Mortenson stance So I decided to read this book to see the other side of the argument I personally never gave money to Mortenson s charity and ater reading this I m very glad I didn Y the Taliban Has his charity built all of the schools that he has claimed This book is a passionately argued plea for the truth and a tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong100% of Jon Krakauers proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the Stop Girl Trafficking project at the American Himalayan Foundation wwwhimalayan foundationorgliveprojectstopgirltrafficki.

Must admit that before I read this I believed everything I read in Three Cups of Tea Stones into Schools such that I bought it for a few friends I thought they were excellent books but I feel ind of let down now Very interesting how author came to his findings Must find out wht Greg Mortensen is doing now This a sad story about a man called Greg who started with the very best of intentions but allowed himself to be seduced by money and whose integrity broke down He has brought education and opportunity into the lives of many for which the author gives due praise but he has also apparently suandered donated funds on building schools in the wrong places where they could not be supplied or at any rate have not been supplied with teachers and euipment He has obstinately refused to work with the government of Pakistan I thought of Gregg and the Central Asia Foundation he is no longer CEO but still involved and drawing a large salary as I listened to Malala Yousufzai addressing the UN Youth Assembly on the subject of education for girls and boys pa Unfortunately it s con men like the CEO of this charity that make me wary of giving money to any charity except one where their reputation is stellar and the work is worthwhile and important like St Jude s Most charities do nothing but fund raise or solve problems that don t exist in order to raise money like Child Fund International In the end they disrupt the local economies where they operate and do far harm than good Thank you Jon Krakauer for exposing the deception Having been caught in the same network of lies as so many others reading the account of the duplicitous nature of the beloved Mr Mortenson just made my blood boil My daughter and her husband really went all out to promote this jerk Buying copies of the first book and shipping them to those who asked in return for a promise of donations only to have the whole enterprise blow up in their faces disgusting This is an important book Like man. Greg Mortenson the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and childrens crusader and hes been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize But as bestselling author Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating book he is not all that he appears to be Based on wide ranging interviews with former employee.

Y others I was deeply moved when I read Three Cups of Tea a few years ago I had intended to make a donation but somehow Not with the book but with the exposure of the man I found so inspiring After many years of dedicated work in Romania and Albania with attendant risks the discovery of a fraud is always a disappointment a shattered illusionI recommend this book for its honesty it s thoroughly researched material I would suggest that anyone involved in volunteer charity work read this book to serve as a warning that all may not be what it seems and always to uestion where you have a doubt This book wouldn t be very interesting if you hadn t read Three cups of Tea It s uite a short read and interesting for its de bunking of the authenticity of Greg Mortensen s book I enjoyed Three Cups of tea but an American friend I mentioned it to warned me that there was a certain amount of scandal attaching to the author in the States The cult of personality is hard to resist and it seems that the original philanthropic idea foundered as so many good intentions do on the rocks of fame and money A well documented and seemingly true expose I ll 細味人生100篇 keep this succinct my bride Pat and I fell into a bit of a windfall not long ago We had both recently finished reading Mortenson s Three Cups of Tea Weicked around the idea of sending Mortenson s Central Asia Institute a donation that would have been substantial for us I cannot recall why we ultimately did not make such a contribution it may be that we opted to donate to projects closer to home At any rate after reading Krakauer s article I am glad we donated elsewhere While there are always two sides to any story I simply can t imagine anyone being able to make an effective defense of Mortenson s many disreputable acts as presented in this exhaustive report Far too many discrepancies exist to be easily explained as missteps or simplifications in the service of making complex events easily absorbed by the readers of. S board members and others who have intimate nowledge of Mortenson and his charity the Central Asia Institute Three Cups of Deceit uncovers multiple layers of deception behind Mortensons public image Was his crusade really inspired by a desire to repay the indness of villagers who nursed him back to health when he became lost on his descent down K2 Was he abducted and held for eight days

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In 1999 Jon Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters According to the award citation Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness delves even deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind