Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless
humanitarian and children's crusader, and he's been nominated for
the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also not what he appears to be. As
acclaimed author Jon Krakauer discovered, Mortenson has not only
fabricated substantial parts of his bestselling books Three Cups of
Tea and Stones into Schools, but has also misused millions of
dollars donated by unsuspecting admirers like Krakauer himself.
This is the tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong.
One hundred percent of Jon Krakauer's proceeds from the sale of
Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the "Stop Girl Trafficking"
project at the American Himalayan Foundation
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jon Krakauer is the author of "Eiger Dreams", "Into the Wild",
"Into Thin Air", "Under the Banner of Heaven", and "Where Men Win
Glory" and is the editor of the Modern Library Exploration
PRAISE FOR "THREE CUPS OF DECEIT"
"The truth matters. Jon Krakauer's takedown of Greg Mortenson's
book "Three Cups of Tea" and the charitable foundation he built
from it is devastating. It is not just the fascinating story of a
huckster who took publishers, philanthropists, journalists,
academics, and a gullible public for a ride, but a detailed trip
into the slippery netherworld where what matters most is what
sells, not what really happened." -Mark Bowden, author of "Black
"Packed with interviews and anecdotes that undercut Mortenson's
image as a cheerful do-gooder, Krakauer's account of good
intentions gone horribly wrong is a stunning example of
investigative journalism." -Publishers Weekly
"Krakauer forcefully claims that Mortenson improperly used his
charity's funds and failed to build all the schools he says he
did." -Elizabeth Taylor, Literary Editor, Chicago Tribune