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Okay, based on the title alone, this is not one I would have picked up.  My friend Gary told me I had to read it . . . so I did.  Thank-you Gary!

Tea is the true story of the epic life adventure that Greg Mortenson is living. Greg gets lost coming down off the mountain after a failed attempt at summitting K-2.  He finds himself in an obscure village of Pakistan that is pretty much cut off from the rest of the world.  After receiving incredible hospitality (which included sharing “three cups of tea” with the leader of the village), he promises the leader of the village that he will return to build a school for their children.

The rest of the book is Mortenson’s incredible journey of financing and constructing hundreds of schools for children at risk–largely in Muslim communities.  Absolutely amazing!