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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

by Amy Chua

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
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    Jan 2011, 256 pages
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    Dec 2011, 256 pages

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A controversial memoir weighing the merits of strict parenting

Amy Chua's controversial book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, has inspired fervent responses - both positive and negative - from BookBrowse readers. Withal, the majority of reviewers agree it is worth a read - 16 out of 23 people rate it 4 or 5 stars:

Some readers applauded Chua's strict parenting style:
Chua's parental practices, which might sound terribly harsh to a Westerner, represent something totally different in the Asian cultural context. The truth is, the world is a harsh place, and Chua, like my parents, is preparing her kids with "tough love." My mother often asked me, "Do you think it is easy to be hard on you? I would love to be the parent who just plays with you all day. If you succeed and do well in the world, who does it benefit? Me? No, it benefits you." I know that I work hard, but like Chua, my mother worked even harder and this can only be understood as a sign ...

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