Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Book Review

I recently became a part of a wonderful book club and I loved this month's book selection. It was Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. I had no idea about the amazing work that this guy has been doing and I learned so much about Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is a great book and I highly recommend it! I couldn't put it down, I couldn't wait to read about the next school that was built, the next girl's life that was transformed. You can contribute to Greg Mortenson's effort at the Central Asia Institute so that more lives can be changed.

4 comments:

Jessie Dirks said...

Have you seen the children's book he put together to share his story with young people? I ran across it at the book store the other day and thought it looked wonderful.

Kerry Sumpter Smith said...

I saw it on their website but I haven't seen it, seen it. I was so impressed though with the adult version, I am sure that the kids version is great as well. Thanks for reminding me about it!

Victoria is only a wee bit crazy said...

Ok, while in Vietnam I was desperate for a book and my friend lent me this. Honestly, it took all I could muster to finish this book. For some reason it really annoyed me. I think it was because the guy who wrote it was not Greg Mortenson. I think he didn't write a single paragraph. I trully wanted it from his perspective, and it felt more like a book full of hero worship. I don't know. Maybe I have become too cynical in my old age.

Kerry Sumpter Smith said...

Victoria,
I think what I liked the most was learning about the area. All I know about Afghanistan and Pakistan is negative from the news media, so to really learn about the people is what I enjoyed. And to read about the madrasas and how they came to be irked me. I am now reading Taliban, which was recommended in the book... I can't wait to hear about vietnam!