By Amy Chua
The ny occasions ebook Review
“[E]ntertaining, bracingly sincere and, sure, thought-provoking.”
At as soon as provocative and laugh-out-loud humorous, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited an international parenting debate with its tale of 1 mother’s trip in strict parenting. Amy Chua argues that Western parenting attempts to appreciate and nurture children’s individuality, whereas chinese language mom and dad quite often think that arming teenagers with abilities, powerful paintings conduct, and internal self assurance prepares them top for the future. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua’s iron-willed determination to elevate her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the chinese language manner – and the extraordinary, occasionally heartbreaking effects her selection inspires. Achingly sincere and profoundly hard, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is among the such a lot talked-about books of our times.
“Few have the center to father or mother in public. Amy [Chua]'s memoir is brutally sincere, and her willingness to percentage her struggles is a present. even if you compromise together with her priorities and process, she can be applauded for elevating those matters with a considerate, funny and genuine voice.” –Time Magazine
“[A] riveting learn… Chua's tale is much extra complex and engaging than what you've gotten heard thus far -- and worth making a choice on up… I make sure that in the event you learn the booklet, there will absolutely be locations the place you are going to recoil in acceptance, and others the place you are going to tear up in empathy.” –San Francisco Chronicle
“Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother hit the parenting scorching button, but additionally much more, together with people's complex emotions approximately ambition, intellectualism, excessive tradition, the Ivy League, robust girls and America's status in an international the place China is ascendant. Chua's conviction that onerous paintings results in internal self belief is a resonant one.” –Chicago Tribune
“Readers will alternately gasp at and empathize with Chua's struggles and aspirations, all of the whereas having fun with her writing, which, like her kid-rearing philosophy, is brisk, vigorous and no-holds-barred. This memoir increases exciting, occasionally uncomfortable questions on love, satisfaction, ambition, success and self worth that may resonate between success-obsessed mom and dad… Readers of all stripes will reply to [Battle Hymn of the] Tiger Mother.” –The Washington Post