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Three Cups of Tea

Disgraced 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author To Retire From Charity He Founded

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, who has spent four years weathering accusations that his best-selling book contained...

Stories Are Not for Sale

Pam Allyn | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

To be champions of what is right, we must act in the right. Strength and change start with truth.

So Just How Does Crowdfunding Really Work?

Geri Stengel | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

A lot of good is being done around the world and lots of people want to support those good works. But it's hard to expose grassroots organizations to ...

Three Cups Of Lies: How Much Do Facts Matter?

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We're obsessed in today's world with facts. Every syllable uttered by people in positions of power is put under a microscope, and we, the general public, love nothing more than to have subterfuge reveal in the media spotlight.

Three Cups of Truth?

Terence Clarke | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Terence Clarke

There is lucre in writing a book like Three Cups of Tea or in making TV dramas and films that assert they are true, but in fact are being made to titillate the public's wish for celebrity gossip.

How The 'Three Cups Of Tea' Controversy Has Proven To Be a Landmark Moment

Adam Braun | Posted 09.21.2011 | Impact
Adam Braun

Greg Mortensen has been able to accomplish tremendous feats by being one of the few people brave enough to work in the corners of Afghanistan and Pakistan to promote equal educational opportunities.

Andrea Stone

Exclusive: Charity Watchdog Calls For 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Greg Mortenson's Resignation

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact

The watchdog group that first warned that the bestselling author of "Three Cups of Tea" was more interested in selling books than building schools in ...

Three Cups Of Tea Author Greg Mortenson Faces Another Lawsuit

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home

Greg Mortenson is facing another lawsuit filed over his bestselling memoir, Three Cups of Tea....

Controversial Three Cups Author Greg Mortenson Recovering From Heart Surgery

Reuters | Emilie Ritter | Posted 08.10.2011 | Home

"Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, who is under fire over allegations he fabricated much of his story, is recovering from open heart surgery, ...

Fabrication, Exaggeration and Sensationalization in Writings About Afghanistan

Bashir Ahmad Gwakh | Posted 07.09.2011 | Media
Bashir Ahmad Gwakh

Too many Western writers try to portray themselves as selfless, Mother Theresa-like figures who venture to an exotic and dangerous country to single-handedly save the natives.

Determining The Destination Of Charitable Donations

Posted 07.07.2011 | Impact

After Greg Mortenson's "three cups" of financial disaster, donors the world over are looking for ways to find the destination of their donations. ...

Donor: Mortenson's Charity Financials 'So Messed Up'

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 07.05.2011 | Impact
Virginia M. Moncrieff

"Who can be troubled to read financials? I have to admit, I didn't until this whole thing broke open. Basically, people are saying, 'Don't trouble me with facts and numbers, I like Greg, and I like the story.'"

Can Memoir Be Trusted?

Michael Levy | Posted 06.29.2011 | Home
Michael Levy

Memoir, as its Latin root indicates, is a selection of subjective, often partially forgotten, memories. Readers do not expect memoirists to be journalists. What matters is trust.

Three Cups of a Flawed Hero: The Limits of Greg Mortenson's Model of Change

Paul Loeb | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home
Paul Loeb

Three Cups still presents an infinitely more hopeful message than that of detached cynicism. But the story can easily buttress the myth that those who make change have to be almost superhuman.

Three Cups of Humble Pie

Marianne Elliott | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Marianne Elliott

If we leverage our story to encourage our readers to donate money, then we bear an even heavier responsibility not to mislead them in any way. Greg Mortenson appears to have taken this too lightly.

Three Cups of Bitter Tea

Ken Wong | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

Small nonprofits can easily go under if funding becomes scarce. And it's hard enough in good times to fundraise. In order for any nonprofit to get your donations, we must gain your trust.

Condemning Greg Mortenson and a Thousand Little Girls

Conor Grennan | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Conor Grennan

Say what you will about Greg Mortenson, about your concerns with Three Cups of Tea and Central Asia Initiative. I have seen education save lives, and Mr. Mortenson has saved thousands.

Why Three Cups of Tea Won't Save Afghanistan

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Rachel Newcomb

While we find ourselves getting riled up over literary half-truths, the budget to foreign aid -- particularly of the type that might contribute to a deeper understanding of places like Afghanistan -- is under threat.

Truth vs. Embellishment

William Dietrich | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
William Dietrich

Here's an idea: let's make memoirs true and put the made-up stuff in fiction. Ain't gonna happen. Too much money in lying. And literary bigwigs think it's sorta okay.

Four Shots of Vodka

Lionel Beehner | Posted 06.20.2011 | Comedy
Lionel Beehner

The fall of 1991 I came down from the Urals, exhausted but also exhilarated from the alpine hike. I walked into a Russian village at the foothills. Upon seeing my visage, the villagers declared I was extremely ill.

Greg Mortenson Blames Co-Author For Inaccuracies In 'Three Cups Of Tea'

outsideonline.com | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home

In an exclusive series of interviews with editorial director Alex Heard, Mortenson admitted to making mistakes both as a writer and nonprofit manager,...

Greg Mortenson Redefines "Doing One's Best"

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact
Ethan Casey

The news flash that is occasioning a heap of ill-founded insinuations is that neither Three Cups of Tea nor Greg himself is perfect.

"Three Cups Of Tea" Publisher Questioning Book's Accuracy Too?

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

Viking, the publisher of “Three Cups of Tea,” said in a statement on Monday that it would review the book and its contents with the author, Greg M...

Three Cups Of Truth

Kent Annan | Posted 06.17.2011 | Religion
Kent Annan

I just watched the "60 Minutes" expose on Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea. It felt like a punch in the gut, even if it's of the too familiar heroes-come-crashing-down variety.

Mortenson's 'Three Cups Of Tea' Under fire from ‘60 Minutes': Author Denies Allegations

Los Angeles Times | Mortenson Under Fire From ‘60 Minutes’ — Bozeman Philanthropist Denies Allegations | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

Bestselling author Greg Mortenson has issued a written response to a "60 Minutes" report calling into question his philanthropic practices and his exp...