Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Teaser Tuesday

I'm late getting this in. Again. I tell you, this working all day thing really stinks.

The teaser today is from Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. It's a very different book than I am used to reading and it isn't what I planned to read next, yet here I am, completely enthralled. The book is about a man who after a failed attempt to summit K2 ended up in a small village in Pakistan. The kindness of the people, touched him in such a way that he promised he would build the town a school. The book follows his struggle to keep his promise and go beyond what he ever expected.

From Page 229:
Lowe's message echoed throughout the mountaineering world. "A lot of us think about helping, but Mortenson just does it," says famed climber Jack Tackle, who donated twenty thousand dollars to help CAI establish the Jafarabad girls' elementary school in the Upper Shigar Valley.

1 comment:

Bluestocking said...

Yes I'm with you on that. I wish I were independently wealthy.