Jon Krakauer – Three Cups of Deceit

Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also not what he appears to be. As acclaimed author Jon Krakauer discovered, Mortenson has not only fabricated substantial parts of his best-selling books Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools, but has also misused millions of dollars donated by unsuspecting admirers like Krakauer himself.

This is the tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong.

100% of Jon Krakauer’s proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the “Stop Girl Trafficking” project at the American Himalayan Foundation (

Author: Jon Krakauer
Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Duration: 2 hours 55 minutes
Released: 11 Mar 2005
Publisher: Random House Audio
Language: English

User Review:

digression convincing

Excellent book. Sad story of EGO. I read 3 cups of Tea years ago and was blown away. Turns out Mortenson is uh…full of ego. Glad to have the truth. Wont put me off charities – thats a cop out some will take – but Ill definitely do more research next time I give.