|"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" is an awe-inspiring, often hilarious, and unerringly honest story of one mother''s exercise in extreme parenting, revealing the rewards--and the costs--of raising her daughters the Chinese way.|
|From the Publisher:
After igniting a firestorm of debate across the nation, Amy Chua's daring, conversation-changing memoir is now in paperback.
At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother set off a global parenting debate with its story of one mother's journey in strict parenting. Amy Chua argues that Western parenting tries to respect and nurture children's individuality, while Chinese parents typically believe that arming children with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence prepares them best for the future. Achingly honest and profoundly challenging, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua's iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the Chinese way-and the remarkable, sometimes heartbreaking results her choice inspires.
"Having read the Wall Street Journal excerpt, and decided, like everyone else, that Chua was intimidating, impressive and Must Be Stopped, I sincerely hoped the book would be a bore, full of niggly detail about rehearsals, competitions and her ancestral origins. Sadly, I must inform you that BATTLE HYMN OF THE TIGER MOTHER is entertaining, bracingly honest and, yes, thought-provoking. Many parents who revile Chua's conduct are probably, nonetheless, seriously considering Suzuki for the first time."
- Susan Dominus