Book Reviews,  India/Pakistan/Afghanistan,  Memoir/Biography,  NON FICTION

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ** (of 4)

I know everyone loved this book. It’s a best seller and a book club must-do, but I couldn’t finish it. Too much hagiography. Too many adjectives. In some ways the book jacket gives it away, and then so does the introduction, and then every page after that. A man with no future beyond rock climbing foresakes all things American to build schools for disenfranchised Pakistani girls and becomes a world hero. Somehow it all seemed too moralistic. September 2008.