What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
I Don't Know...
Jon Krakauer's criticisms of the Three Cups of Tea guy, Greg Mortenson, founder of the Central Asia Institute. Mortenson's antics have been well documented elsewhere and Mortenson himself has publicly confessed. It's just that Three Cups of Deceit, I don't know...there was just something off about it. I don't mean that it didn't tell the truth or that Krakauer lied or anything, no, not at all. It was more like a personal attack or criticism or something. Which I know it was, but the reviewer on goodreads who said, "the moral of the story is, don't f*&k with Jon Krakauer's money." seems to have said it best. Krakauer himself gave money to CAI and when he found out that there were lies in Three Cups of Tea he went on an investigation and did a piece for 60 Minutes and this ebook came out of it. The good part of the book was that it was super short, unlike those that you need to listen to quickly to get through them. I still sped this one up though. I never read Three Cups of Tea, it is really not my thing at all.