Greg Mortenson’s Book of Lies


Greg Morten­son, author of Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools, and the founder of the Cen­tral Asia Insti­tute, a char­ity pro­mot­ing edu­ca­tion in Afghanistan, has been accused of mis­man­ag­ing the charity’s funds and lying about key events por­trayed in the books.


More here at busi​nessin​sider​.com and at cbsnews​.com with the tran­script of the 60 min­utes piece, includ­ing this quote from author Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Under the Ban­ner of Heaven):

He’s not Bernie Mad­off. I mean, let’s be clear. He has done a lot of good. He has helped thou­sands of school kids in Pak­istan and Afghanistan.…He has become per­haps the world’s most effec­tive spokesper­son for girls’ edu­ca­tion in devel­op­ing coun­tries. And he deserves credit for that…Nevertheless, he is now threat­en­ing to bring it all down, to destroy all of it by this fraud and by these lies.

Via blogs​.com