Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
By Amy Chua
- Release Date: 2011-01-11
- Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Amy Chua Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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Don't judge the author or book by reviews or other comments. Read it for yourself. Lots of golden nuggets throughout this memoir. Thank you for being authentic and honest about the experience. As an African-American mom with an accomplished career and a graduate degree I want to make sure that each generation gets better and achieves more. I want my daughter to accomplish more than I ever imagined for me. To me, that was your main motivation - to continue the legacy of greatness. Obviously, it becomes more difficult the more children are removed from the struggle.
We should all strive to improve our family's legacy, and I think there are many lessons in this story. Great read! Finished it in one day bc I couldn't stop reading!
A great book. I've long admired the Asian work ethic and it's great to see it instilled in a new generation. Certainly something of a model. However some room, at certain ages for children, must be given to develop their higher, imaginative faculties. That is where a teacher like Rudolf Steiner could come into play.
So inspiring! I couldn't put the book down once I started. I've always envisioned that my parenting style will be strict and conservative (the Asian way), but Amy really showed the lengths and extremes some parents are willing to take to avoid raising average or mediocre children. It's not easy to write a memoir about the love/hate relationship you share with your kids... while putting yourself in a vulnerable place for criticism. I'm happy this book was a success, a well-deserved recognition.
A Laugh Riot!
If you are an Asian reader as I am (South Asian) you'll appreciate moments from your own family life played out in Chua's book. A tongue in cheek, and honest presentation of cultural idiosyncrasies and filial love and duty, and appreciation of those that gave us the ability and gumption to rebel against them!
Witty, scary and real
By Mary Tosca
I loved this book and Amy's dedication to her children. I admire over achievers! I am definitely not one of them but it is obvious to me how much potential every individual has within themselves. Most children need the guidance of strong parents to be the best and some figure it out on their own. Cheers to diversity and doing things your own way!
“The stakes are really high. A parent such as Chua who takes charge against an unrelenting culture of stupidity should be admired, not scorned. She should not be defending herself; instead, we should be taking notes.”
- quote from the beginning of this book that I completely agree with.
Absolutely loved it!
By An Asian Mother
Brutally honest. Brilliant. Smart. Felt her pain and joy, all of them.
I'm not sure what I read...
By 5N@F Enthusiast
The book is interesting yes, but I do not agree with Chinese parenting. First of all, not all Western parents are letting their kids waste their time on useless things.I also want to say that the way she treats her kids is a bit extreme... Who tells their kids that they are going to burn all of their stuffed animals if they don't play a music piece right? I just feel bad for her children Lulu and Sophia. I'm a 12 year old girl. Of course I would feel bad. Though my life has half and half. Some discipline and some freedom. That's all I got to say.
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and insightful. I completely agree on her way of expecting more out of children.
Totally how I'm going to parent!