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Battle hymn of the tiger mother

by Chua, Amy.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 32 Libraries 33 of 37 copies
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Avalon Public Library Nonfiction 306.87 CHU
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Baldwin Borough Library Biography and Memoir BIOGRAPHY CHU
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Bridgeville Public Library Biography 92 CHU
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CLP - Brookline Non-Fiction Collection HQ759.C59 2011
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ759.C59 2011
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CLP - South Side Non-Fiction Collection HQ759.C59 2011
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection HQ759.C59 2011
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 306.874 C47
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Biography 92 CHUA Amy
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Non-Fiction 306.874 CHU
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Non-Fiction 306.874 CHU
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Non-Fiction 306.87 CHUA
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Dormont Public Library Non-Fiction 306.874 C47
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Hampton Community Library Non-Fiction 306.874 CHU
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Non-Fiction 306.874 CHU
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 306.8743092 CHUA
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Moon Township Public Library Biography B CHUA Amy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 306.874 C57
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Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction 306.874 CHUA
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 306.8743092 C47
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Non-Fiction 306.87 CH
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction 92 CHUA Amy
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 306.874 CHU 2011
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 306.874 C
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South Park Library Biographies 306.874 CHU
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Summary
"[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
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Chua's stated intent is to present the differences between Western and Chinese parenting styles by sharing experiences with her own children (now teenagers). As the daughter of Chinese immigrants, she is poised to contrast the two disparate styles, even as she points out that being a Chinese Mother can cross ethnic lines: it is more a state of mind than a genetic trait. Yet this is a deeply personal story about her two daughters and how their lives are shaped by such demands as Chua's relentless insistence on straight A's and daily hours of mandatory music practice, even while vacationing with grandparents. Readers may be stunned by Chua's explanations of her hard-line style, and her meant-to-be humorous depictions of screaming matches intended to force greatness from her girls. She insists that Western children are no happier than Chinese ones, and that her daughters are the envy of neighbors and friends, because of their poise and musical, athletic, and academic accomplishments. Ironically, this may be read as a cautionary tale that asks just what price should be paid for achievement.--Mondor, Colleen Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Considering the polarizing controversy her book has engendered, Chua comes across as surprisingly likable and engaging in her audiobook. Her narration and the text make it clear that while she vaunts her strict, "Chinese parenting," she is aware how and when she went too far. Her voice toggles between firm and self-righteous (this is her "earlier self" talking) and self-deprecation: she pokes fun at her extremism, muttering grumpily, "I didn't see what was so funny!" when her husband laughs at her insistence that he have big ambitions for not only their daughters but also the family dog. Chua's voice softens with doubt and questioning as she wonders how her daughters will look back at their childhoods, and she acknowledges that it's still a struggle for her to relinquish control. A thought-provoking and engaging listen. A Penguin Press hardcover. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Chua, Amy.
Chinese American women -- Biography.
East and West -- Biography.
Mothers -- United States -- Biography.
Mothers and daughters -- China.
Mothers and daughters -- United States.
Publisher New York :Penguin Press,2011
Language English
Description 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-235).
ISBN 9780143120582 (paperback)
0143120581 (paperback)
9781594202841
1594202842
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