Jon Krakauer’s “Three Cups of Deceit,” published online this week, is even more damning. He quotes many former C.A.I. employees who are. Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s. Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children&rsquo.
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I agree thtee some messages below in being disappointed to the basement of my soul…I just saw him here in Spokane, the presentation was so powerful…we are left so few avenues to do good work in the world….
Mortenson has done this many, many times over. Climate change will perpetuate U. A good friend and I discussed this with regard to the Wisconsin recall election, Andy unable to understand why thre many union members were voting for Walker, totally against their economic interests, and I trying to apply Haidt noting that it represented a difference in prioritizing values.
And though Krakauer’s anger borders on crampy adolescent whining in Where Men Win Gloryhis rage is understandable, perhaps even relatable. Instead, the fallen hero here is author Jon Krakauer, whose book left me queasy with disgust.
And by no means was this an isolated act of deceit. Dec 07, KO threw it liked it Shelves: Funds were misused, many for the personal benefit of Motrenson and his cronies. Based on my review of their financial statements, it does seem to be clear that the CAI is paying for Mortenson’s travel expenses while not receiving proceeds from the sale of the books. Krakauer krakaueer his homework and wrote a well-written analysis of the entire Central Asia Institute with Mortenson at its head.
You have all been so quick to jump on Mortenson.
Ten sips from “Three Cups of Deceit” – starting in Seattle – Humanosphere
So glad you think you are. My wife and family have been working with remote communities in Nepalin a veryy small way for many years and had always admired the apparent exceptional success of CAI and Dr M, but could never understand why there was no detail regarding so much of the logistical complexities of providing the teachers and getting the kids to the schools. Mortenson had a noble idea and the charisma to get it funded, but it has not been the success that he has claimed it is – and the failures have been primarily due to his own mismanagement.
I mean, don’t shoot the messenger Anyone interested in the irakauer side of the Three Cups of Tea story. The image of Mortenson that has been created for public consumption is an artifact born of fantasy, audacity, and an apparently insatiable hunger for esteem. But there’s something unsettling about the depth of Krakauer’s anger in Three Cups of Deceit.
Isn’t that kind of open and shut? He has a charming way of researching the story and including his own experiences along with the main character. Did you read the byliner. What krakaauer me the right to make such a claim, other than the fact that it’s apparent on every page?
Board members and staff alike have resigned because of this. Their allegations are real and valid. Of course I do hope charity will fulfill its mission without him and I hope even more that he’ll face the justice.
Ten sips from “Three Cups of Deceit” — starting in Seattle
Mine went off when I read the Parade article about Mortenson anointing him as saint and hero befo Krakauer documents the deceits, frauds, misappropriations, negligence, and breaches of trust of Greg Mortenson, author of “3 Cups of Tea” and founder of the Central Asia Institute. You will find a lot of pissed off people.
Apr 19, Mary Bloodworth rated it liked it. View all 4 comments. I have many friends who were raving about his books and couldn’t quite understand how I feel about him. Well, I’ve been reading pissed-off Jon Krakauer books for a karkauer time. For a man Krakauer who makes his living off penning his personal accounts that have never done one ounce of good on any front- he has some set of balls to challenge the guy who created an unprecedented social awareness.
Three Cups of Deceit
He’s established dozens of schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan Krakauer picks apart Mortenson’s story like a forensic accountant. Who profited from the Three Cups of Tea book sales?
There is nowhere in Three Cups of Tea where he claims to have been held by Taliban. Krakauer documents the pure fabrication that made Greg Mortenson’s story so compelling for unwitting readers krakkauer contributors.
His response was enough to make my flesh crawl. Folks in Bozeman report no luxurious lifestyle there.
To say this is SO disappointing to me is a vast understatement. It was a pretty lie. The border is huge. Retrieved from ” https: In 70 pages, Three Cups of Deceit managed to destroy one of my heroes–and I don’t mean Greg Mortenson, whom the book means to demonize.
The piece bears signs of being written out of bitterness and anger, and under a tight deadline so as to get the story out there sooner rather than later.
It is really a big slap for these people to learn about such misconduct and misrepresentation. I would highly recommend it. It was necessary, even if painful. While our children weather cold and hot climates and raise funds for social causes. Thankfully, Mortenson only used his skill to inspire a lot of people to give to what was a truly worthy cause.