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Insurer To Settle With 'Three Cups Of Tea' Charity For $1.2 Million

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An insurance company will pay $1.2 million to a charity co-founded by "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mor...

'Three Cups Of Tea' Co-Author Takes His Own Life

AP | By JEFF BARNARD | Posted 02.01.2013 | Books

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- David Oliver Relin, co-author of the best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea," said in legal filings about a year before his re...

'Three Cups Of Tea' Charity Gets A Face-lift

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — The charity co-founded by Greg Mortenson said Thursday it has added seven new board members, an expansion that is part of a lega...

Where Will the Leadership Come From?

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Anyone who knows Pakistan knows that it's simplistic to chant (like the sheep in Animal Farm), "Civilians good, military ba-a-a-ad." But it's also true that a military takeover is not only far from out of the question, but likely only to make things worse. So where can we look for leadership?

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Humanitarian Author

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a civil lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims "flimsy and speculative" that ...

Why READERS Are Suing This Famous Author

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Regardless of whether claims are true that author Greg Mortenson fabricated portions of "Three Cups of Tea," neither he nor...

'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Must Repay Charity $1 Million

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson will remain the face of the charity he co-founded, despite his having to repay $1 mill...

Author Scandal Bears Striking Resemblance To James Frey Scandal

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 04.11.2012 | Books

HELENA, Mont. — Attorneys who accuse Greg Mortenson of defrauding readers in his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" say his case is no different f...

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.

Effecting Change Starts With the Community

Noah Marwil | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
Noah Marwil

One idea that development agencies tend to rely on is that there is this thing out there called a community, where people behave in a "communal" way of sharing and organizing, implicit within their societal structure.

Greg Mortenson Rejects $100,000 Award From University of Louisville

chron.com | Posted 11.19.2011 | College

"Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson has turned down a $100,000 award by the University of Louisville. Mortenson, in a statement Friday by the...

Three Cups of Truth?

Terence Clarke | Posted 10.12.2011 | Books
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.

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 ...

Woman Drops 'Three Cups Of Tea' Lawsuit

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books

HELENA, Mont. — An Illinois woman has dropped her lawsuit against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, leaving just one legal claim that m...

Teacher Sues 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Accused Of Fraud

AP | Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A former teacher in Illinois has joined efforts to get a class-action lawsuit approved against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortens...

Three Cups Of Tea Author Greg Mortenson Faces Another Lawsuit

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

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 | Books

"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. ...

Why Are Montana Residents Suing "Three Cups Of Tea" Author?

AP | By MATT VOLZ | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books

HELENA, Mont. -- Two Montana residents have filed a lawsuit against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson and his Central Asia Institute for alleg...

5 More Myths About International Aid

Tom Murphy | Posted 07.06.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

John Norris of the Center for American Progress writes the five myths about foreign aid in the Washington Post. I would like to add a few more with brief explanations as to why I have included them.

Can Memoir Be Trusted?

Michael Levy | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books
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 | Books
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.

Troubled 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Hospitalized

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 06.23.2011 | Books

BOSTON — Best-selling author and philanthropist Greg Mortenson, hospitalized for heart surgery, canceled a scheduled appearance in Massachusetts...

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.