Link Ch. 4 – Three Cups of James Frey?

Another memoirist is in the process of being caught telling stories that may have only a minimal connection with reality.

Greg Mortenson, author of the best sellers Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools, has been accused in both a story by 60 Minutes and by a new electronically published article by Jon Krakauer of fabricating substantial parts of his book.  I want to develop this further, but in the mean time, here’s a collection of materials on the subject:

UPDATE 2/14/12: Mortenson is facing a civil suit over the acknowledged fabrications in his book Three Cups of Tea.  A class action lawsuit representing readers of the book resulted in refunds to complaining readers totaling $27,348; attorney fees were more than $700,000.

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  1. Pingback: Mike Barnicle & Patricia Smith – Fabrication History | Living in a Media World

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