Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Three cups of old cobblers



So sayeth Jon Krakauer in this must read PDF book of roughly 89 pages, detailing the outright fabrications of Greg Mortenson, and his ethically challenged use of well intentioned donations from duped folks (among them American school aged kids). You can download the book free until 4-20-11.

He's duped some smart people along the way, General Petraeus and Krakauer among them. As is usual with Krakauer's work, once you start reading this, you will not be able to stop.

No summary can do justice to the utter devastation wrought upon Mortenson's mendacity. Krakauer offers a detailed dismantling of Mortenson's "Three Cups of Tea" and "Stones into Schools", (books to which there will be no links here).

He should be utterly ashamed of his lies and obfuscations, and mostly his abuse of trust both here and in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Oh, and word to the wise Mort old boy: You should best be preparing for a good thorough interview with the friendly folks over at the IRS. You have some 'splainin' to do.