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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
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Jan 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, education-learning, anthro, memoir
Read in January, 2011

Having been raised thoroughly middle class American, and striving to give my children something better and different, I was very intrigued by the excerpt I read about a week before the book released. I also love memoirs generally AND glimpses of other cultures: Chua would have to have been a boring storyteller with sloppy editors for me to dislike this book. Fortunately, the editing was tight and the writing both brisk and personal. I'm not sure why I pull back from giving it 5 stars... Perhaps only because I could see where this narrative would be even more powerful if she had waited until her daughters were fully adults. Consider it a 4.5
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