Everyone should read this book. Seriously, READ IT! It's a great story, provides good insight into a part of the world that many of us don't know much about (except what we hear from the media and our always-truthful powers-that-be), but mostly it is truly inspirational!
My mom recommended this book to me and I finally had a chance to pick it up. Greg Mortenson has dedicated his life to building schools, mostly for young girls, in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan. He recognizes that the way to change a culture for the better is to educate its women, because they are the ones who stay in their home villages.
My mom was fortunate to see Greg Mortenson speak in Evergreen last week. I hadn't read the book yet, so I didn't go, but now, of course, I wish I had.
I recommend this book to everyone, it was amazing and inspirational. The type of book you want to read again as soon as you put it down.