Book Review: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, New York:The Penguin Press, 2011.

This book is a memoir, not a parenting guide. This was my repeated explanation as to why I–a single, childless, underemployed young attorney–was reading Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. I was relieved to see that is what the author herself thought of her book as well when I reached the end. “My book’s not about telling other parents what to do. I think there’s been a lot of misunderstanding because of the Wall Street Journal excerpt…Battle Hymn is just my family’s story. And it’s partly about my mistakes, my own transformation as a mother.”

I borrowed the book on my Kindle via my local public library’s digital loan service.

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