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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
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May 01, 2011

really liked it

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Mandy Nelson I really liked this book. It's funny and an interesting look into a Chinese-American mother's "plight". She's definitely a little crazy but I also like her point that people give up too easily. Near the beginning when she's making one of her daughters practice an instrument she says no one knows if they like an instrument until they actually learn it. Once you learn something and get good at it, you like it. She thinks American parents are too permissive. She scoffs at how American parents let their children "choose their own path" and thinks that's ludicrous b/c then kids would only choose to spend their time on facebook or things like that. Seems pretty true to me.

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