#48 — Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way by Jon Krakauer

  • Rating: 3/5
  • I feel somewhat vindicated, since I tried to read Mortenson’s 3 Cups of Tea but didn’t get past the first chapter because I found the narrative to be annoying from the first paragraph — I remember thinking that any person who narrates a story about themselves in the third person with such effusive praise had to be a narcissistic nut
  • Having worked in the non-profit world for some time, and having worked as a fundraiser for a portion of those years, I understand the importance of having a charismatic champion to move the cause along; however, that has to be balanced by accountability and spending charity dollars wisely
  • Some of the details in the book I skimmed through. There were a lot of people involved and there wasn’t a whole lot of explanation of who they were except for a list of people in the beginning of the book, which I didn’t bother to reference. It seemed like the book was put together rather quickly. However, all proceeds from the book go to charity (not to Mortenson’s obviously) so that’s cool
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