Sunday, May 8, 2011

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Discipline. Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother might well be the most entertaining work of nonfiction that I’ve read this year. This law professor relates how she has raised her children to achieve and excel through discipline, monitoring and constant badgering, and tells that story in an engaging, humorous and entertaining fashion. Parents will agree, disagree, admire or disparage her child rearing methods. In many respects, that’s beside the point. We live in relationship with others, and this book tells of the family relationships and the dynamics of love and care that play out in everyday interactions. By the time the dogs arrive on the scene, I was mesmerized. Any reader who likes to peek over the fence at what the neighbors are up to will be well-entertained by what goes on in the Chua household.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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