Three Cups of Tea

I just finished reading “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin, and to sum it up, I think it is by far the best book I have ever read in my life.  Had I not been busy with readings for my masters program I would have probably finished it in one night.

My words are not enough to describe how great this book is.  I had goosebumps throughout the book (good ones), and I think my eyes teared every other book.  It is unbelievable what this man did to help the children (especially girls) in the poorest parts of Pakistan. Places that people would rarely think to help because we are so involved in areas that are popularized by the news. 

Not only did he do so much for these people, he put his life AT RISK for them, wala mashala 3alaih, a true hero he is.  He assimilated himself in the villages he went to, he didn’t go in as a pompous arrogant foreigner thinking that the people will bow down to him just beacuse he is there to aide them.  He learned their language and their traditions and befriended the people.  How amazing is that! Not a lot of people would do that!

If there is one book I would beg you all to read it would be Three Cups of Tea. 

For more information about the book click HERE.

Just by sheer luck and if Mr. Greg Mortenson ever falls upon my blog, I would like to thank him for all the good that he is doing in that part of the world, for thinking of people that are forgotten by their own governments.  And also thank his wife Tara for letting go months on end and risk his life to help educate the children of Pakistan.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. eshda3wa
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 16:08:59

    im gna buy it rite now!


  2. F.
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 17:49:23

    It’s not fiction is it?


  3. dandoon
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 18:23:13

    noooo why why did you have to say this now of all times!:( it kept showing up on amazon as a recommendation and i was hesitant and today i found it in jarir and i was thiiis close to buying it but then i changed my mind. and now u say THIS! i have to go there again now to buy it!:p


  4. Chirp
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 19:22:19

    Eshda3wa – YESS!!! U should! buy it from amazon too … so that 7% go to paying for schools for girls.

    F- no its not fiction its for real.

    dandoon – see waht i wrote for eshda3wa 😛 buy it in amazon .. or from the site link i have foog :p


  5. dandoon
    Apr 18, 2009 @ 01:47:47

    i finally got a chance to read it a couple of weeks ago – AMAZING! i don’t think i’ve ever felt this emotional when reading a book before!


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