'Three Cups of Tea' co-author David Relin dead in apparent suicide12/3/2012
David Oliver Relin, co-author of the controversial best-seller "Three Cups of Tea," is dead in an apparent suicide. Relin's family said that the 49-year-old "suffered from depression," taking his life on Nov. 15 in Multnomah County, Ore. Relin gained notoriety (of the good and bad varieties) after the publication of "Three Cups," which recounted the story of co-author and mountain climber Greg Mortenson's efforts to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The story was immediately questioned, and its most high-profile critic was author Jon Krakauer, who wrote a scathing e-book, "Three Cups of Deceit." Earlier this year, a lawsuit accusing the pair of defrauding readers was dismissed. [Source]
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