Mortenson and Obama: Putting the Fiction in Nonfiction

Last month, former Illinois teacher Deborah Netter filed a lawsuit against a bestselling author, the Associated Press reported. The damages alleged were in compensation "for herself and all other individuals or entities, who purchased [the book] and did not get what they paid for, but instead, were wrongly induced by each of the defendants to buy a phony and fictional story as opposed to the truth." If you guessed that the book in question is Barack Obama's allegedly brilliant memoir, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, nice try.  The defendant in the above-referenced case is actually Greg Mortenson, author of the feel-good favorite of soccer mommy book clubs everywhere, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time. If you are unfamiliar with the book, it tells the dramatic story of an injured Mortenson's stumbling into the impoverished Afghan village Korphe after a failed attempt to climb the world's second-tallest mountain,...(Read Full Article)

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