|Knowing that part of this book were fabrications, but not exactly knowing which parts, I had a hard time enjoying the book. I felt the entire story was tainted.
I found the kidnapping story unbelievable and wasn't surprised to find that that part was a lie.
I also felt his "defense," (where he blamed the inaccuracies on his co-author) especially distasteful. Did he not read it before it was published? Surely he could have stopped the lies at that point had he wanted!
I do however agree with a few things he says: "Once you educate the boys, they tend to leave the villages and go search for work in the cities, but the girls stay home, become leaders in the community, and pass on what they’ve learned. If you really want to change a culture, to empower women, improve basic hygiene and health care, and fight high rates of infant mortality, the answer is to educate girls."
And "You can hand out condoms, drop bombs, build roads, or put in electricity, but until the girls are educated a society won’t change."