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Three Cups of Tea by Sarah L. Thomson
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May 27, 2011

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I have such conflicting feelings about this book! I was 1/4 of the way into it (and connecting) when my 6th grade daughter said, "Oh, my class talked about how sad it is that the book is not true." I was devastated. I felt emotionally gyped. I hopped online to fact check. I found the 60 Minutes story and attendent backlash. I was sad/mad at the author. However, I decided to continue reading it for the general principles, if not the actual details. I skimmed some, but read the majority. At the conclusion I decided that if even a few of the stories approach a version of truth, the book has merit. I applaud Greg for any goodness he delivered to our aching world. I believe in the cure and healing power of education. My recent election to School Board is a setting that this topic is meaningful. I never tire of success stories where education is the catalyst. I admire Greg for being man enough to even begin the journey from empathy to action- more than the majority ever do.
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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather That is so disappointing to learn that the story was exaggerated or fabricated at times. I really loved the book. I did think the story was rather amazing and almost unbelievable at the time but I totally fell for it. Sad. But he did do SOME of the stuff he said, right? So I guess I can applaud him for that.

Katrina Marnette This story is true. We read it in school and our teachers say it is a true story. It has to be because they have pictures in the book and it had a Q&A with his daughter. This story is true. I hope I made you happy, because I know for a fact it is true.

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