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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
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Mar 20, 2012

it was amazing
Read in March, 2012

I think the fact that Amy Chua has been ostracized so much goes to show the depth of ignorance suffered in the Western world about other cultures. The reactions also go to show just how judgmental Americans like to be - as if we do it better. Ms. Chua has said that her book is a satirical memoir, so it's based on facts with varying twists in order to make her story more entertaining. Nevertheless, those of us raised by immigrant parents will recognize the logic and actions behind her parenting style. Many of us have had experiences with the Chinese mom style of parenting, even though we are Nigerian, Dominican, etc. It's not that serious.

I found Ms. Chua's writing style engaging, witty at times, slightly self-deprecating, but thoroughly honest. Great read.
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