Monday, November 12, 2007
Books: Three Cups of Tea
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin is the true story of Greg Mortenson. Greg, a mountain climber, gets lost on the K2 descent and ends up in the isolated village of Korphe in the mountains of Pakistan. He got to know the families there and realized the devastating poverty they lived in. He decided to build a school for these children, doing his best to help.
This book chronicles Greg's philanthropist missions to Pakistan and Afghanistan and the measures he takes to build schools for children (mostly girls) in the midst of the War on Terror in a time when most organizations have fled out of fear.
Quick Vote: This nonfiction work will make you feel as if you are incredibly selfish. But it's touching nonetheless...