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[Greg Mortenson] ☆ Three Cups of Tea [freight PDF] Read Online Ö This book is driving me fricking nuts I m struggling to finish it, and can I help it if I feel like a bad person for HATING this book even though I totally support its main purpose and the mission of the subject I hope not Jeez, where do I start The writing It s terrible I am now going to randomly pick a page, any page, and find a ridiculous, klunky morsel for you Suleman sat like a smiling Buddha next to Mortensen, his arms crossed over the beginning of a pot belly or, the inspiring view that greets these students from every classroom the roof of the world, represented by Masherbrum s soaring summit ridge has already helped convince many of Hushe s children to aim high or, my personal favorite And by the The Inspiring Account Of One Man S Campaign To Build Schools In The Most Dangerous, Remote, And Anti American Reaches Of AsiaIn April , The CBS Documentary Minutes Called Into Question Greg Mortenson S Work The Program Alleged Inaccuracies In Three Cups of Tea And Its Sequel, Stones Into Schools As Well As Financial Improprieties In The Operation Of Mortenson S Central Asia Institute Questions Were Also Raised About Mortenson S Claim That He Got Lost Near K And Ended Up In Korphe That He Was Captured By The Taliban In The Number Of Schools The CAI Claimed To Have Built And Whether CAI Funds Had Been Used Appropriately For Mortenson S Book Tours View The Broadcast Jon Krakauer, Who Had Supported The CAI To The Tune Of ,, Also Questioned Mortenson S Accounts And Released His Allegations In A Lengthy Article Titled Three Cups Of Deceit I approached this book with some reservation If nothing else several years of study in Development Studies has made me very wary of do gooders As others have noted, there is a strong element of imperialism in the idea of of an American s mission to fight terrorism and build nations and I was quite ready to be critical about it.
However I am happy to admit I really enjoyed and was inspired by the book As Relin writesSupposedly objective reporters are at risk of being drawn into his orbit The time I spent watching Mortenson work, the convinced I became that I was in the presence of something extraordinaryMortenson appears to have a genuine humanitarian motivation and a deep affection for the people he works with.
I was surprised as I read the Here are a few things I m suspicious of 1 A book with two authors It s kind of like having too many cooks in the kitchen 2 A book in which one of the two authors is the main subject of the book 3 A book in which even though one of the authors is the main subject of the book, the book is written in third person 4 Cultural imperialism With these four suspicions in mind, I started in on Three Cups of Tea, which was my book club s choice for this month Mortenson is a quirky do gooder who commits himself to building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan in order to educate the poor especially the girls who are so often lost in the rural mountains of these isolated areas He started his quest after stopping in a small village after failing to climb K2 in the early 1990s and since then has built over 50 schools, health centers, and women s centers.
There were lots of things I liked This book is driving me fricking nuts I m struggling to finish it, and can I help it if I feel like a bad person for HATING this book even though I totally support its main purpose and the mission of the subject I hope not Jeez, where do I start The writing It s terrible I am now going to randomly pick a page, any page, and find a ridiculous, klunky morsel for you Suleman sat like a smiling Buddha next to Mortensen, his arms crossed over the beginning of a pot belly or, the inspiring view that greets these students from every classroom the roof of the world, represented by Masherbrum s soaring summit ridge has already helped convince many of Hushe s children to aim high or, my personal favorite And by the EDIT Just so you guys all know, the word Mortenson is in the text a total of 1,943 times That s right 1,943.
What I wish to do so badly to this book.
0 of 5 starsBefore I get started, I just want to say that no review I could ever write ever would ever portray how much this book sucked for me To me, Three Cups of Tea is the perfect embodiment and representation of the most tragically horrible book I ve ever read.
In fact, for you today, I m going to make a list of the 10 most tragic things in Three Cups of Tea The 10 Most Tragic Things In Three Cups of Tea Not in Any Order 1 The Stilted and Pretentious Writing Don t even get me started on the atrocious writing Relin is the worst possible person anyone could ve ever chosen to write Mortenson s story In fact, if someone else would have written the book, I probably would ve enjoyed it a lot It may even ha EDIT Just so you guys all know, the word Mortenson is in the text a total of 1,943 times That s right 1,943.
What I wish to do so badly to this book.
0 of 5 starsBefore I get started, I just want to say that no review I could ever write ever would ever portray how much this book sucked for me To me, Three Cups of Tea is the perfect embodiment and representation of the most tragically horrible book I ve ever read.
In fact, for you today, I m going to make a list of the 10 most tragic things in Three Cups of Tea The 10 Most Tragic Things In Three Cups of Tea Not in Any Order 1 The Stilted and Pretentious Writing Don t even get me started on the atrocious writing Relin is the worst possible person anyone could ve ever chosen to write Mortenson s story In fact, if someone else would have written the book, I probably would ve enjoyed it a lot It may even ha While it s hard to give a negative review to a book with its heart in the right place, Three Cups of Teas is so full of weaknesses it d be impossible to give it a rating with any stars In fact, the book s writing style alone is so poor, I feel generous giving it even two stars.
Though the work Greg Mortenson is doing building schools in impoverished parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan sorely in need of them is certainly laudable, his mission seems ill served by Three Cups The book, billed as being coauthored by Mortenson and David Oliver Relin but obviously written by Relin alone, is so worshipful of Mortenson and the work he has done, the reader almost begins to feel Relin is being defensive Did someone at I m about in the middle of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin and I m ready to quit First of all because when I just typed my first sentence here, I realized how sick I am of the words Greg Mortenson Half way through the book and the author is still immortalizing him by full name I m not a big fan of non fiction but I ve read plenty of third person accounts and don t remember this being so irritating in all of them Greg smile built schools in the high mountains in Pakistan Huge endeavor Wonderful thing to do He innocently jumped in and pretty much wore himself out before he got to be a corporation with a steady income My favorite part was him renting a typewriter to send out begging letters took him all day to type half a dozen letters Then someone took pity on him and introduced him to the Three Cups of Tea is one of the worst books I ve ever been forced to read From the first page of this memoir, the ghostwriter s sickening tone of hero worship has Greg Mortenson healing the sick, making the lame walk, and performing superhumanly selfless acts on a daily basis since his earliest childhood Luckily, the author stops short of having Mortenson deliver his wife s baby and walking on water What was probably intended to be an uplifting tale about how even the smallest among us can change the world think Frodo in the Lord of the Rings reads as a nauseating self congratulatory chronicle that celebrates the type of globetrotting do gooding considered by many to be part of The White Savior Industrial Complex that is actually counterproductive.
If you want to read about someone doing truly inspirational humanitarian work with the dirt poor in Asia, the Another book disappeared from my shelves I also read Three Cups of Deceit How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way, Krakauer s excellent expose of the ego and lies of Mortenson because I had read it The book was totally self serving Mother Teresa couldn t have written better Ok I m not a fan of Mother Teresa, I m don t quite swallow whole Hitchen s The Missionary Position Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, but close And so it is with Mortenson He turned personal charity and what should have been morality into a business and , opportunity for fame, self aggrandisement and general hero saint status Krakauer, like Hitchens, is an iconoclast by nature and sometimes by profession We despise the gutter press, those tabloids t Three Cups of Tea contains a hint of a beautiful story There were parts that made me tear up Some of the parts that made me tear up were touching other parts that made me tear up were painfully written.
Greg Mortenson is really an American hero His work in Pakistan and Afghanistan is truly amazing David Oliver Relin is an American journalist His work, at least on this book, is not so heroic The following are some of my favorite, terrible sentences from the book And by the time the rising sun iced the hanging glaciers of Masherbrum pale pink, like a gargantuan pastry dangling above them at breakfast time, Mortenson had agreed to shift the funds his board had approved for the doomed Khane school upside to this village whose headman had traveled so far downriver to JUST AN OPINION NO BLURB NO REVIEWWhen starting out this book I was unaware of the controversy fueled by a hungry press to bring down a humanitarian philanthropist in their usual dog eats dog modus operandi I simply read a book by an adventurer who wanted to honor the memory of his sister in climbing K2 the second highest mountain in the world He not only honored his sister, but in the end honored thousands of helpless little girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan by building schools in remote places and changing their lives forever.
I worked with people such as Mr Mortenson I worked for many years in many similar remote communities in Africa He worked in Pakistan and Afganistan I could totally relate to the experiences and stories he shared I fully understand the problems he experienced, the expectations, the impossible viability of many of thes I approached this book with some reservation If nothing else several years of study in Development Studies has made me very wary of do gooders As others have noted, there is a strong element of imperialism in the idea of of an American s mission to fight terrorism and build nations and I was quite ready to be critical about it.
However I am happy to admit I really enjoyed and was inspired by the book As Relin writesSupposedly objective reporters are at risk of being drawn into his orbit The time I spent watching Mortenson work, the convinced I became that I was in the presence of something extraordinaryMortenson appears to have a genuine humanitarian motivation and a deep affection for the people he works with.
I was surprised as I read the

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