I downloaded Three Cups of Tea (from the NC Digital Library) to listen to on my drive back and forth to Winston. So, it’s good and positive. It seems extremely self-serving, but, call me Pollyanna, I do like to think there are people like that in the world with nothing on their agenda other than making the world a better place.
When I got home, I started doing some digging and the first thing I found is Jon Krakauer’s Three Cups of Deceit. Oh my goodness, I could tell from the experts that this was not going to be good. Very disappointing. More digging; more disappointment. Everyone involved seems to be under indictment. The stories are at best a gross exaggeration or at worst, blatant lies.
So at first, I tried to listen to some more of the book and as good as the story is, I just can’t finish it. Now I’m wondering what to do with the copies in my library. Of course, the advertiser in me thought about making a display called “Fact or Fiction” with this book at center. I’ll have to think about that some more.