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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
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Dec 27, 2011 | ISBN 9780143120582

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“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

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is entertaining, bracingly honest and, yes, thought-provoking.” —The New York Times Book Review

“[A] riveting read . . . Far from being strident, the book’s tone is slightly rueful, frequently self-deprecating and entirely aware of its author’s enormities . . . 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

“Courageous and thought-provoking.” —David Brooks, The New York Times

“Breathtakingly personal . . . [Chua’s] tale is as compelling as a good thriller.” —The Financial Times

“[F]ascinating. . . . the most stimulating book on the subject of child rearing since Dr. Spock.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Chua’s memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, is a quick, easy read. It’s smart, funny, honest and a little heartbreaking . . .” —Chicago Sun-Times

“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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