2009-03 Book Club

What: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

When: March 18 @ Asian Restaurant Lady Teoh

Wikipedia: Three Cups of Tea

Homepage: http://www.threecupsoftea.com/

’Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything - even die’

  • Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan.

In 1993, after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2, a mountaineer called Greg Mortenson drifted, cold and dehydrated, into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness, he promised to return and build a school. “Three Cups of Tea” is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools - especially for girls - in remote villages across the forbidding and breathtaking landscape of Pakistan and Afghanistan, just as the Taliban rose to power. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit. – (source?)

Supporters: Jill, Deb, Alex, Valpuri, Robert, Chrissie



CBS seems to have started some controversy about the book - see the NY Times’ report here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/technology/27playstation.html

– Uli 2011-04-27 12:42 UTC

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