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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Chua Narrator: Amy Chua Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781101484432
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“[E]ntertaining, bracingly honest and, yes, thought-provoking.”The New York Times Book Review

At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a global parenting debate with its story of one mother’s journey in strict parenting.  Amy Chua argues that Western parenting tries to respect and nurture children’s individuality, while Chinese parents typically believe that arming children with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence prepares them best for the future.   Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua’s iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the Chinese way – and the remarkable, sometimes heartbreaking  results her choice inspires.  Achingly honest and profoundly challenging, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is one of the most talked-about books of our times.

“Few have the guts to parent in public. Amy [Chua]'s memoir is brutally honest, and her willingness to share her struggles is a gift. Whether or not you agree with her priorities and approach, she should be applauded for raising these issues with a thoughtful, humorous and authentic voice.” –Time Magazine

“[A] riveting read… Chua's story is far more complicated and interesting than what you've heard to date -- and well worth picking up… I guarantee that if you read the book, there'll undoubtedly be places where you'll cringe in recognition, and others where you'll tear up in empathy.” –San Francisco Chronicle

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother hit the parenting hot button, but also a lot more, including people's complicated feelings about ambition, intellectualism, high culture, the Ivy League, strong women and America's standing in a world where China is ascendant. Chua's conviction that hard work leads to inner confidence is a resonant one.” –Chicago Tribune

“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… Readers of all stripes will respond to [Battle Hymn of the] Tiger Mother.” –The Washington Post
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 6/28/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was really well written and, at times, funny. I was definitely aghast at some of the anecdotes (birthday cards, anyone?) but was intrigued by her perspective on things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 6/27/2011

    " Interesting book - definitely a conversation starter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 6/27/2011

    " Much more interesting than the media hype. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kory | 6/27/2011

    " Any woman that opens up her parenting techniques to be rated and reviewed must be commended for bravery. An entertaining and thought provoking look at parenting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 momoko | 6/27/2011

    " Great book. There were parts that I was mortified for Amy's kids, but she obviously did something right! It makes me wonder how I will raise my children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Craignisbet | 6/26/2011

    " Chua needs to understand that Western does not always mean American. There's a whole lot of other western countries and cultures that are very different from the US. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 6/26/2011

    " Every American student and parent of a child should read this book. Very enlightening. Makes you ponder your upbringing..... "

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About the Author
Author Amy Chua

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.