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An Excellent Report On A Man Who Has Lost His Way
on 17 May 2012
I had read 3 cups of tea (which is a great book though most of it is fiction) before I started to hear stories about Mortenson and how things weren't as he said.
Krakauer was in fact a financial backer of Morteson and the CAI and has given him approx $75,000 of his own money. However he started to suspect that his money wasn't going to the building of schools and withdrew his support.
It's a very well written and researched book. Mortenson had time to give his side of the story but never replied to Krakauer's offer.
One of the most surprising facts of the book is that the profits from 3 cups of tea do not actually go to directly to the CAI, but in fact to Mortenson and his co-author. Mortenson the donates part of the profit. This is why on the cover of 3 cups of tea you do not see any mention of the profits going to the CAI.