Three Cups of Tea: USF Book Club

So God apparently has a special place waiting for Greg Mortenson when he gets to heaven. He did all this good like building over 50 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan and he founded the Central Asia Institute, which he uses to promote education and literacy advancement for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In case God’s special place isn’t enough, USF is giving Mr. Mortenson an honorary degree and boosting his book sales by assigning his Three Cups of Tea, cowritten with David Oliver Relin, as the summer reading for the incoming class of freshmen.

Curious as to what all this buzz about? Why don’t you judge for yourself! Read Three Cups of Tea and join the USF Book Club to discuss it.

We will meet on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from 12 noon – 1 pm in the Seminar Room (2nd Fl) of the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center. Bring your lunch! (Faculty and Staff Only)

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If you want to try to request the book through the Library’s service, Link+, click here (this book is in high demand and may not be available).

If you want to purchase the book, consider purchasing it through Better World Books. They do a lot of good for the global community.

3 thoughts on “Three Cups of Tea: USF Book Club

  1. Can I ask why the book club is for faculty and staff only? It seems like allowing students to be involved would be a great opportunity for more intellectual interaction. Just my two cents…

  2. Good question, Laura.

    The reason has to do with the origin and sponsorship of the book club. It originated with, and is co-sponsored by the University’s Well-Life program, part of the Office of Human Resources. The Well-Life program provides faculty and staff health and wellness services. In response to staff requests, Well-Life staff decided to offer a book club and asked the Library to co-sponsor it, and we agreed.

    Perhaps the book club “regulars” will want to discuss this question at a future meeting.

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