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    DescriptionAn awe-inspiring, often hilarious, and unerringly honest story of one mother's exercise in extreme parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of raising her children the Chinese way. All decent parents want to do what's best for their children. What "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that. Western parents try to respect their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions and providing a nurturing environment. The Chinese believe that the best way to protect your children is by preparing them for the future and arming them with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence. "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" chronicles Chua's iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way-the Chinese way-and the remarkable results her choice inspires. Here are some things Amy Chua would never allow her daughters to do: ? have a playdate ? be in a school play ? complain about not being in a school play ? not be the #1 student in every subject except gym and drama ? play any instrument other than the piano or violin ? not play the piano or violin The truth is Lulu and Sophia would never have had time for a playdate. They were too busy practicing their instruments (two to three hours a day and double sessions on the weekend) and perfecting their Mandarin. Of course no one is perfect, including Chua herself. Witness this scene: "According to Sophia, here are three things I actually said to her at the piano as I supervised her practicing: 1. Oh my God, you're just getting worse and worse. 2. I'm going to count to three, then I want musicality. 3. If the next time's not PERFECT, I'm going to take all your stuffed animals and burn them!" But Chua demands as much of herself as she does of her daughters. And in her sacrifices-the exacting attention spent studying her daughters' performances, the office hours lost shuttling the girls to lessons-the depth of her love for her children becomes clear. "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" is an eye-opening exploration of the differences in Eastern and Western parenting- and the lessons parents and children everywhere teach one another.


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    Title
    Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Chua
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 237
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594202841
    ISBN 10: 1594202842
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
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    B&T Approval Code: A31503200
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET040
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    B&T Approval Code: A16704000
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    DC22: 306.874/3092
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    LC classification: HQ759 .C59 2011
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    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Penguin Press
    Imprint name
    Penguin Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her first book, "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability," a "New York Times" bestseller, was selected by "The Economist" as one of the best books of 2003. Her second book, "Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--and Why They Fall," was a critically acclaimed "Foreign Affairs" bestseller. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and two Samoyeds in New Haven, Connecticut.
    Review quote
    ""Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" is the book we've all been waiting for - a candid, provocative, poignant and vicarious journey through the Chinese- American family culture. It will leave you breathless with its bluntness and emotion. Amy Chua is a Tiger Mother, a greatly gifted law professor and, ultimately, an honest, loving woman with a lot to say." -Tom Brokaw "This is one outrageous book, partly thanks to Amy Chua's writing style - Chua is pugnacious and blunt, with an unerring nose for the absurd ...The cultural divide Chua so brilliantly captures is one we stand to witness more and more in our globalized age, after all; and what with Asia and Asian achievement looming ever larger in the American imagination, the issues inherent in "Battle Hymn" are as important as they are entertaining... I was riveted by this book" -Gish Jen, "The Boston Globe" "Amy Chua's "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" did more than speak to me. It screamed, shouted and lectured me. It made me simultaneously laugh with empathy and cringe with embarrassment and exasperation... Charming... Self-effacing... Guffaw-inducing" -Terry Hong, San Francisco Chronicle "Readers will alternately gasp at and empathize with Chua's struggles and aspirations, all the while enjoying her writing, which, like her kid-rearing philosophy, is brisk, lively and no-holds-barred. This memoir raises intriguing, sometimes uncomfortable questions about love, pride, ambition, achievement and self-worth that will resonate among success-obsessed parents... Engagingly and provocatively chronicled. Readers of all stripes will respond to ["Battle Hymn of the] Tiger Mother." -Elizabeth Chang, "The Washington Post" "[Chua's] writing is smart and lively" -"Entertainment Weekly" "Chua's mindset and methods-bolstered by faith in Chinese family tradition-pose a useful challenge for an era haunted by a helicoptering ethos as hard to shake as it is to like. Here is anc