Monday, March 30, 2009

Three Cups of Tea

Okay, so technically I still have like 50 pages, but it's not like it's a novel and I need to know how it ends.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
5 stars

This book is amazing. Seriously amazing.

From the back of the book-- "The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his remarkable humanitarian campaign in the Taliban's backyard."

In 1993 Greg Mortenson, lost and exhausted, stumbled into a little village and was taken in by the wonderful people living there. He promised to return and build them a school. And he did. And he has continued to build schools in these little villages all over Pakistan (and Afghanistan).

The reason for the title? Haji Ali, the village chief that takes in the lost Mortenson, explained that the first cup of tea you are a stranger, then with the second you are a friend. With the third cup you are family.

This book is an amazing, inspiring story. Absolutely fabulous.

And I LOVE that it's available in different incarnations for younger readers!!

Picture book-- (I need to get this one... even if my kids might be a bit young for it now.)

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And young readers' edition--

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What do YOU think of Dr. Greg?


  1. I, too, was totally blown away by the book! Seriously? It made me feel really lazy.

  2. No kidding. I'm doing good just to feed my kids three meals a day! ;)