April 19th, 2011
09:05 AM ET

'Three Cups of Tea': Served with a grain of salt?

The best-selling author of "Three Cups of Tea" and another book that cast light on the need to educate girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan may face a legal battle and a review from the book's publisher amid allegations that key stories in the books are false.

'Three Cups of Tea': Served with a grain of salt?
Fact or fiction?

Overheard on CNN
2008 interview with Mortenson

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  1. Teo chuen Tick

    I have read "three cups of tea" & "From stones to schools'
    Yes, I did a reality check at times, just seemsa to be too good to be true!!
    That said, does it really matter there are inaccuracies in the stories?
    Those who donated wanted to help in the casue of providing education especially to girls in the remote and forgotten parts of pakistan and afghanistan!!
    This was done!! This is what matters to me!!

    April 22, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Alejandro Dron

    Greg Mortenson's Music
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    April 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |

    You dirty man forget that America is invader in Afghanistan and invaders never build schools or hospitals but destroy the whole infrastructure. USAID is known to all as spy agency investing only in intelligence related activities all over the world however they cheat American in the name of education to what you call it dole out $ 500 millions. These are old tactics which Americans, even whole world understand.

    April 20, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Of course the american are using money to pay their collaborators and the death squoads to kill people in the raids against civilians. Recently it was discovered that they paid Azizullah, a criminal Tajik.

      April 20, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joseph McCarthy

    The Communists tried to do the same in Afghanistan 30 years ago but failed due to the powerful opposition of the Mujeheddin backed by upwards of 34 different outside countries. This the right-wing media never mentions.

    April 19, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spiro T.Agnew

      As Westerners we have a right to brag through our own arrogance and self-righteousness. What do you think the right-wing news media is for??? They're certainly not going to say anything good about the Russians or other non Westerners!

      April 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |