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Reviewing a Book I Will Not Read: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

By now you’ve heard the roar, maybe seen the interviews of the Yale professor who wrote a parody, or a manual, for child rearing – depending on your point of view.  More have an opinion on The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother than have actually read it.

Amy Chua has written other – more serious books: World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability and  Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance-and Why They Fall  – neither one as controversial or as readable as her current bestseller.

In her Wall Street Journal article, Amy Chua tells Why Chinese Mothers are Superior – her preface to the book.  Elizabeth Kolbert offers her commentary on America’s Top Parent in the New Yorker.   Chua has been interviewed by them all – including Colbert (Colbert vs. Tiger Mom video).

Enough – actually too much –  information for me…

I think I’ll watch the Superbowl instead today –

Go Stealers – make your mothers proud!

2 thoughts on “Reviewing a Book I Will Not Read: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

  1. I am not going to read it but am sort of amused and occasionally shocked by all these reactions. I did read the article and, yeah well if this is menat to be a parody it is somewhat failed as no one got it.

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