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Battle hymn of the tiger mother

by Chua, Amy.

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Summary
Traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother's exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and avoidance of Western cultural practices.
Contents
1: The Chinese mother
Sophia
Louisa
The Chuas
On generational decline
The virtuous circle
Tiger luck
Lulu's instrument
The violin
Teeth marks and bubbles
"The little white donkey"
The cadenza
2: Coco
London, Athens, Barcelona, Bombay
Popo
The birthday card
Caravan to Chautauqua
The swimming hole
How you get to Carnegie Hall
How you get to Carnegie Hall, part 2
The debut and the audition
Blowout in Budapest
3: Pushkin
Rebellion
Darkness
Rebellion, part 2
Katrin
The sack of rice
Despair
"Hebrew melody"
Red square
The symbol
Going West
The ending.

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
Biography & Autobiography
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Penguin Publishing Group2011
2011
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographic references.
ISBN 9781101475454
9781101467114
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