Friday, October 25, 2013

Seven books built on stories that were too good to be true

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Lauren Passell tagged seven books that seemed too good to be true...and were, including:
Three Cups Of Tea, by Greg Mortenson

Greg Mortenson’s book Three Cups Of Tea told a beautiful story of Mortenson’s humanitarian efforts to “fight terrorism and build nations…one school at a time.” But author Jon Krakauer claimed there was something was fishy about Mortenson’s story, and a lawsuit later charged that Mortenson lied about how he built the schools as well as other events described in his books. Krakauer wrote his own ebook in response to Mortenson, Three Cups of Deceit (zing!).
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue