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Battle hymn of the tiger mother

by Chua, Amy.

Format: Book on CD 2011
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Storage CD UNABRDG 306.874 Chua
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Storage
Call Number  CD UNABRDG 306.874 Chua
CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection (CD) HQ759.C59 2011bx
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  (CD) HQ759.C59 2011bx
Moon Township Public Library Audiovisual CDB 306.8743 CHUA
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CDB 306.8743 CHUA
Northland Public Library Audio Books 306.8743092 C47 (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Call Number  306.8743092 C47 (COMPACT DISC)
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD 306.874 C [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD 306.874 C [B-O-CD]
Springdale Free Public Library Audio Visual CD 306.87 CHUA
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD 306.87 CHUA

Unabridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours
Read by TBA
An 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.

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 Audio,2011
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Penguin Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780142429105
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