I know there’s been some controversy about Greg Mortenson’s work, but there are probably people who are still interested in hearing him speak. He’ll be here Oct. 28-29 downtown for the Building Bridges of Peace organization. It’s billed as “Dialogue through Philanthropy, Storytelling & Comedy.” For EPL holdings of his work, click here.
Greg Mortenson, author of the enormously popular book Three Cups of Tea, has been called upon to support the facts in his book and to explain how his charitable foundation is spending its money. The controversy puts publisher Penguin Group USA in the uncomfortable position of having to defend its fact checking of nonfiction books and could jeopardize support for Mortenson’s foundation. See this New York Times article for the full story.
Mary B., Reader’s Services
Three Cups of Tea has been much sought after as a book club selection here in the United States, but who knew it had become “required reading” for senior leaders of our armed forces? The New York Times has an interesting article about the popularity of Greg Mortenson’s book among the American military community in Afghanistan and elsewhere.