Posts Tagged Books and literature

‘Three Cups of Tea’ author plans reluctant return

Author and founder of the Central Asia Institute charity, Greg Mortenson pauses during an interview with The Associated Press  in the backyard of his home in Bozeman, Mont., Sept. 16, 2014. Mortenson is responsible for the creation of numerous schools across Afghanistan and Pakistan. In addition, Mortenson has been accused of numerous offences including exaggeration of facts in his books and financial crimes within Central Asia Institute. Mortenson is the author of the bestselling book, Three Cups of Tea. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn’t want to talk about his best-selling “Three Cups of Tea” book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.

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A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea

Greg Mortenson’s best-selling book Three Cups of Tea came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here is a glance at some of those stories, what is being disputed and Mortenson’s response in a recent interview with The Associated Press.

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Book on Jewish food features intro by Joan Rivers

This Oct. 5, 2009 file photo shows Joan Rivers posing as she presents "Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers " during the 25th MIPCOM (International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite) in Cannes, southeastern France. Rivers, who died Sept. 4 at age 81, is the opening act for "Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food." Set to be published in December by powerHouse Books, "Eating Delancey" is a tribute to knishes, bagels, pickles and other staples of the Jewish immigrant community of Manhattan's Lower East Side. She provides some family stories and some Jewish jokes in the introduction.  (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A few months before she died, Joan Rivers agreed to contribute to a book about Jewish food.

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Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist

NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson’s group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast’s illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards.

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Self-help book has more teams riding ‘Energy Bus’

In this Aug. 25, 2014 photo, provided by the University of Cincinnati, Jon Gordon, author of the book “The Energy Bus: Ten Rules To Fuel Your Life, Work And Team With Positive Energy” speaks to Cincinnati student athletes in Cincinnati. The book’s popularity among coaches has surprised its author, Gordon, who says he didn’t have sports in mind when he wrote it. Now he’s regularly speaking to teams and exchanging text messages with coaches. (AP Photo/University of Cincinnati)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On some practice fields across the country, one of the worst things a football player can be called sounds like something out of a young-adult novel or a television show on The CW.

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