Last night the author of “Three Cups of Tea”, Greg Mortenson spoke at Jesse Auditorium on the University of Missouri Campus. He received much applause from the large crowd throughout his talk. One of the interesting things he mentioned that you might not know from reading the book is that the original subtitle was “one man’s mission to fight terrorism…”. Greg did not like this but the publishers decided this is what it was going to be. He made a deal with the publisher that if the hardback did not sell well they would change the subtitle for the paperback and they did. So, the subtitle for the paperback is “one man’s mission to promote peace…”. Take a look at your copy. If you went to hear Greg Mortenson let us know your thoughts.
Ashland’s senior center was crowded Monday night for a presentation of photos and history on the one-room schoolhouses of Boone County. Presenter Dianne Hart Miller brought along lots of photographs to share as she discussed the life and times of her great aunt, the first woman superintendent of Boone County schools. Many in the audience had attended one-room schools and some were even in the photos. They had a great time remembering their childhoods and filling in forgotten names of the children pictured.
Greg Mortenson is the author of this year’s runner-up title. Read about his visit to Columbia.
Dr. Barney Forsythe, President of Westminster College led the discussion of this year’s runner up book, “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson, in Fulton last night. He has spent time in Afghanistan and brought a special perspective to the conversation. He started off the discussion by asking each of us to talk about one particular thing that impressed us most about the book. What stood out most in your mind after reading the book?
Monday, Sept. 15 we’ll discuss “Three Cups of Tea” at the Columbia Public Library at 7pm.
Greg Mortenson will be at Jesse Auditorium Sept. 16 at 7:30pm. Call the library 443-3161 for more information.