A book that was recommended by my dear friend D again and again but I somehow could locate only young readers edition where ever I asked… and than one day while shopping with her she found it for me… and I am so glad she did because this one surely has to be one of the best books I have read in the recent past..
Three cups of tea is a true story of a man, a man who starts from US to fulfill the dream he has long nurtured, the dream to conquer the second highest peak in world K2, he fails to reach the submit, gets lost and is badly injured and barely alive when the inhabitants of a small village in Pakistan take care of him, bring him back to life both physically and emotionally as there he finds a new motive for life, a new dream after failing the one he was living for, a dream to build school for that village…
Its an amazing story of a man who doesn’t have enough money to rent an apartment for himself and just with the drive inside inside him yearns to build a school in a far away land… Its an amazing tale which shows how it is indeed possible to brave against all odds and do what u want to.
The book is full of adventures, of mountain stories and jeeps rides, of how Greg survives a kidnapping and fatwa of sheer will and ofcourse some local friends he has made. And in the end he makes not one but many schools (the current count is I think 55)
Incase u are wondering about the tittle of the book… this pakistani proverb is behind it
“The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family…”
A proverb I loved too… And I love the cover there is something about those three girls in it, the fact that Greg is making education accessible to these girls makes me doubly happy
Last Word : A very very heartwarming account of a very brave and noble soul which truly makes one believe in life and motivates one to do that little extra. A must read for everyone.
Rating – 5/5