Asalam-o-Alaikum (Peace be with you). This blog is about Greg Mortenson, the author of New York Times #1 bestseller, "Three Cups of Tea" www.threecupsoftea.com, director of nonprofit "Central Asia Institute" www.ikat.org and founder of "Pennies for Peace" www.penniesforpeace.org, and the author of "Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs" www.stonesintoschools.com released Dec 1st, 2009 by Viking
By Trudy Rubin
Readers often ask me if I've read Three Cups of Tea, the best seller by a self-styled "crazy American" named Greg Mortenson. The book describes how he came to build girls' schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Often the questioners are quite passionate. This is no surprise, since Three Cups of Tea has topped the charts for three years, Mortenson's lectures pack huge halls, and America's top military brass frequently cite the book. Nearly four million copies have been sold, in 41 countries, and of the 131 schools that Greg's Central Asia Institute has built, none has been shut down by the Taliban . . .