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04/21/2011 11:42 PM ID: 88898 Permalink   

Is "Three Cups of Tea" a True Story After All?

 

Shortly after best-selling author Greg Mortenson was accused of having invented parts of his book "Three Cups of Tea", a charity organization defended the writer.

"Media allegations that Greg did not visit Korphe in 1993 are false," the Central Asia Institute announced. He "first visited Korphe in September 1993 after failing to reach the summit of K2 and he later built a school there."

His having been captured isn´t a lie either, the CAI states: "And Greg was, in fact, captured and held against his will in 1996, with his passport and money confiscated, although his captors did treat him well, as he accurately describes in his book.

 
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Yes, I would imagine the CAI would be awfully eager to defend Mortenson, seeing as he.. uh, founded the organization, and seems to have most of the influence over how it spends it´s money.

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  by: velger   04/22/2011 01:25 AM     
  yes  
 
that´s HIS organization! What do you expect them to say?? "We´re a big fraud, stop donating"??
 
  by: gryphon50a   04/22/2011 02:46 AM     
  I have absolutly no idea....  
 
who Greg Mortenson is; what the CAI is, whatever that stands for; or what the book "Three Cups of Tea" is about.

Never heard of any of them.
 
  by: MalcolmB   04/22/2011 09:51 PM     
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Read the source article.
Should help clear a couple of things up.
 
  by: jamesmc   04/22/2011 10:03 PM     
  @Malcom  
 
thanks for the informative comment
 
  by: reverend j roach     04/23/2011 07:43 PM     
 
 
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