‘Three Cups’ Author Mortenson Defends Book

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 04:27 PM

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Author Greg Mortenson, who has been accused of fabricating portions of his memoir "Three Cups of Tea" after interviews on "60 Minutes" revealed holes in his story, excuses possible lapses of judgment in the writing process that may have led to discrepancies.

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Mortenson claims to have been saved by Pakistani villagers during a perilous adventure, and then spent many years building schools across Afghanistan and Pakistan. But he is accused of making up much of his story and misusing funds that went to his school-building charity.

“What happens then is, when you re-create the scenes, you have my recollections, the different memories of those involved . . . and sometimes things come out different.

"In order to be convenient, there were some omissions,” he told Outside magazine, as reported by Gawker.com.

One Pakistani told "60 Minutes" that Mortenson’s claim that he was held prisoner by Taliban soldiers for eight days in 1996 is false.

He said the armed men surrounding the author in a photo he used to prove the story are actually his security detail.




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