I finished the book- I like the story but didn’t care for the story teller (the book is written from Relin’s perspective as an admiring journalist interviewing and observing Mortenson). I wish he would have written it in first person. Still glad I read it!
The title from a Balti proverb…”The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family.”
The book describes Mortenson’s transition from a mountain-climber to a humanitarian committed to reducing poverty and educating girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He did this by co-founding the “Central Asia Institute,” which has built over 78 schools in the most remote areas of the countries.
Given the current issues in Pakistan and Afghanistan- it made for an interesting read. Give it a whirl!
Ideas for a “next book”?