Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Author Amy Chua
ISBN-10 9780143120582
ISBN-13 9780143120582
Year 2011-12-27
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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E ntertaining bracingly honest and yes thought provoking The New York Times Book Review At once provocative and laugh out loud funny Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a global parenting debate with its story of one mothers journey in strict parenting Amy Chua argues thatWestern parenting tries to respect and nurture childrens individuality while Chinese parents typically believe that arming children with skills strong work habits and inner confidence prepares them best for the future Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chuas iron willed decision to raise her daughters Sophia and Lulu the Chinese way and the remarkable sometimes heartbreaking results her choice inspires Achingly honest and profoundly challenging Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is one of the most talked about books of our times Few have the guts to parent in public Amy Chua s memoir is brutally honest and her willingness to share her struggles is a gift Whether or not you agree with her priorities and approach she should be applauded for raising these issues with a thoughtful humorous and authentic voice Time Magazine A riveting read Chua s story is far more complicated and interesting than what you ve heard to date and well worth picking up I guarantee that if you read the book there ll undoubtedly be places where you ll cringe in recognition and others where you ll tear up in empathy San Francisco Chronicle Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother hit the parenting hot button but also a lot more including people s complicated feelings about ambition intellectualism high culture the Ivy League strong women and America s standing in a world where China is ascendant Chua s conviction that hard work leads to inner confidence is a resonant one Chicago Tribune Readers will alternately gasp at and empathize with Chua s struggles and aspirations all the while enjoying her writing which like her kid rearing philosophy is brisk lively and no holds barred This memoir raises intriguing sometimes uncomfortable questions about love pride ambition achievement and self worth that will resonate among success obsessed parents Readers of all stripes will respond to Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother The Washington Post

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