Unlimited [Chick Lit Book] ✓ Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother - by Amy Chua ✓


  • Title: Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother
  • Author: Amy Chua
  • ISBN: 9781408813164
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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 All decent parents want to do what s best for their children What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that WestAn 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 All decent parents want to do what s best for their children What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that Western parents try to respect their children s individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions and providing a nurturing environment The Chinese believe that the best way to protect your children is by preparing them for the future and arming them with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua s iron willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way the Chinese way and the remarkable results her choice inspires Here are some things Amy Chua would never allow her daughters to do have a playdate be in a school play complain about not being in a school play not be the 1 student in every subject except gym and drama play any instrument other than the piano or violin not play the piano or violin The truth is Lulu and Sophia would never have had time for a playdate They were too busy practicing their instruments two to three hours a day and double sessions on the weekend and perfecting their Mandarin Of course no one is perfect, including Chua herself Witness this scene According to Sophia, here are three things I actually said to her at the piano as I supervised her practicing 1 Oh my God, you re just getting worse and worse 2 I m going to count to three, then I want musicality 3 If the next time s not PERFECT, I m going to take all your stuffed animals and burn them But Chua demands as much of herself as she does of her daughters And in her sacrifices the exacting attention spent studying her daughters performances, the office hours lost shuttling the girls to lessons the depth of her love for her children becomes clear Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is an eye opening exploration of the differences in Eastern and Western parenting and the lessons parents and children everywhere teach one another.
    Amy Chua
    Amy L Chua born 1962 is the John M Duff, Jr Professor of Law at Yale Law School She joined the Yale faculty in 2001 after teaching at Duke Law School Prior to starting her teaching career, she was a corporate law associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen Hamilton She specializes in the study of international business transactions, law and development, ethnic conflict, and globalization and the law As of January 2011, she is most noted for her parenting memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.


    Commentaires:

    Minli
    Disclosure: A friend linked me to Amy Chua's Wall Street Journal article when it first appeared. I admit, my first reaction was a mixture of anger and bitterness, since I recognized much of my own childhood in how Amy Chua treated her daughters. I read several reviews from journalists, Chinese children, Chinese parents, Western parents, Western children and so on. Amy Chua is assigned a gamut of roles, from crazy batshit insane to the messiah of parenting. I thought I should read the book and ju [...]

    Jeana
    Some of my friends may be horrified, BUT I do not believe Amy Chua is the devil. I actually agree with a lot of what she believes. Although sometimes she may go over the top with it (keeping your daughter up practicing until after midnight is just not okay in my book), I think that this disciplined, practice-practice-practice idea is the way to achieve greatness. It's funny. Yesterday in the car, I was explaining to my daughter Bianca my theory on talents. It went like this: I think that having [...]

    Frank Costelloe
    I loved this book! This family is so interesting it reads almost like fiction. It has been a long time since I could pick up a book and thoroughly enjoy it, but this one was a breeze to enjoy. It's so entertaining. She is funny, witty, intelligent, and more.I have read a lot of criticism about her parenting style. I can understand why people might criticize her, but when I have looked deeper into her actions and read the book more carefully I see that she is a very caring mother. Her style is ju [...]

    Elisha Condie
    Holy cow, I hate this lady so much. Her book kind of gives me a headache, but I can't stop reading it. I hope it doesn't end with one of her kids waving a gun around at a piano recital, but I won't be surprised if it does.I slept on it before I finished my review of this book, seeing if it would make me more calm but nope. Amy Chua is just appalling! I can't stand this woman. She pushes her daughters to be the best at everything, because if you're not the best then you're garbage (a term she use [...]

    Denise
    I did not like this book and really won't recommend it except to argue with anyone who agrees with author Chua that she has an imitable or admirable parenting style. Her tone was superior and smug, all the while mostly a "brag book" about her talented, abused daughters and how SHE made them so successful. I don't understand a husband and father standing by listening to the insults and humiliation, disguised and excused as a fierce maternal love, heaped by his wife onto his precious daughters. No [...]

    Julie Bernstein
    As a mother who has taken a pretty staunchly anti-tiger approach to parenting, I took this book on more as an exercise in cultural literacy. I expected my feathers to be ruffled (and they were), and to be furiously highlighting areas of philosophical difference (and I was - my Kindle got quite the workout). What I didn't expect was a well-written memoir with honesty, wit and even self-deprecation and self-questioning between the lines. The author admitted that she wasn't yet sure about 'how it w [...]

    Mizuki
    Before I finish reading Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, I would put Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window up as an antidote.Like Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Totto-chan is also a memoir about the upbringing of children (mostly focuses on the little girl main character: Totto-chan), but it sends an entirely different message to its readers.Disclaimer 1: I'm a Chinese and I had my own taste of strict parenting throughout my childhood, but comparing with what Amy Chua's daughters had gone [...]

    Kristin
    Ugh I am neither a Tiger Mother or a Pushover. Granted, my daughter is only 4. Should I be concerned that she is not fluent in a second language, that she isn't reading and despite a year of ballet is not on deck to be a prima ballerina? Of course not. There is time for all of that.I have taught middle school for 15 years. I see the impact of both types of parents. As a result I have 8th graders on the verge of nervous breakdowns, ulcers or both because their parents demand nothing short of perf [...]

    Petra X
    Nothing like as extreme as some reviews would have you think. It's an upper-middle class very educated family trying to get their kids on the same track as themselves. It seems like Tigger Daddy said that if Tiger Mother wanted to raise them in that hothousing and exhausting way and was prepared to do the pushing, pulling, chauffering and putting up with rebellion, then fair enough, but he was going to be Nice Daddy and just be there for kisses, hugs and recitals.In any case, it didn't last. Whe [...]

    Saleh MoonWalker
    Onvan : Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - Nevisande : Amy Chua - ISBN : 1594202842 - ISBN13 : 9781594202841 - Dar 237 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2011

    Lucy
    There's no way to review a book like this without disclosing some of my upbringing because it shaded how I saw all of this while reading. My father had control issues. I wouldn't consider him a "Chinese mother" because it was more about dominance than it was about the individual success of any of the children. A slip in any grade would definitely result in extreme punishment, but it would also take a lot less a lot less.My main problem with the Chinese childrearing system is it can easily breed [...]

    Ivy
    Let me make it clear that I am giving this book four stars not because I necessarily agree with Ms. Chua's ideas and parenting style, but because I found this book highly engaging, funny, and moving. I respect Ms. Chua's honesty in portraying herself as a fanatic mom who wants what's best for her girls even to the point of making them unhappy. Amy Chua is a Chinese mother and in Chinese tradition, the children are expected to study hard and be the best at everything---academically and musically. [...]

    Books Ring Mah Bell
    Amy Chua screams at her daughters more than prepubescent girls scream at Justin Bieber. (At least the screaming girls are screaming affectionate things at the Biebs.) See, Amy is a "Tiger Mother". She DEMANDS perfection from her children on all fronts. For example, she forces them to practice their instruments for hours on end, and when the pieces played are not PERFECT, she yells things like, "you are a disgrace!" and also threatens to burn their stuffed animals.Holy Moly. For quite awhile, she [...]

    Skylar Burris
    When it comes to cultural differences, as G.K. Chesterton notes in his essay on “The French and the English,” every cultural vice is partly a virtue, and every cultural virtue is partly a vice. The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother mucks about in this uncomfortable truth. It explores, sometimes in sweeping stereotypes, sometimes in subtler ways, the differences between Asian and American culture, as seen through the lens of parenting. Full review here.

    Jane
    Couldn't resist reading this one, especially after following all the media buzz about Chua and her "extreme" ideas. Confession: I found a lot of her practices less startling than apparently much of the general public, as we have (apparently!) been somewhat "stricter" with our own kids than many people today. To mimic Chua: A list of the things my kids haven't done: - Watch limitless hours of television (no cable TV here since my eldest was 5) - play video or computer games non-stop - fiddle with [...]

    Thomas
    I can't count on my fingers and toes how many times my own tiger mother has called me stupid, worthless, or pathetic due to receiving an A- or for not excelling in every subject at school. She once called me pitiful for recycling, stating that I should spend my time studying instead of caring about the environment.When I tell my friends these things, one of two things happens. Either they cry out in disbelief and sometimes accuse me of exaggerating, or, they shake their heads and mutter a sympat [...]

    Lee Anne
    Anyone who is Asian (which I am not), or read an Amy Tan novel (which I have), will recognize the overbearing, hyper-critical, driven, martyred Chinese mother. Amy Chua strikes a bargain with her Jewish husband: if she "allows" him to raise their two daughters in the Jewish faith, he will "allow" her to raise them in the Chinese way. That means each must play a musical instrument, and practice said instrument several hours every day (even on weekends and vacations); each must earn straight A's ( [...]

    Allie
    Amy Chua is srsly doing a disservice to Asians, Asian Americans, and the entire Asian diaspora, not to mention everyone in the whole world and the thing that is cross-cultural understanding.

    Alexis
    I don't know if you've ever seen Glee. There's an episode in season 1 where an opposing group named Vocal Adrenalin perform "Another One Bites the Dust", throwing the main Glee club (New Directions, the dumbest name ever) into a depressed funk. Once they get out of it, they perform the one thing VA apparently can'ta funk number. Anyway, Vocal Adrenalin look gobsmacked, and it's this exchange that reminds me of this book;Jonathan: They did a funk number. We've never been able to pull off a funk n [...]

    Abby
    I teach in a school with a large Asian population. One of my colleagues told me I HAD to read this book. Before I read it, my sense was that Amy Chua's critics were ethnocentric and ignorant of Asian culture. After all, I'm a pretty big fan of the Chinese. Like Chua, I think most American parents are way too permissive and too concerned about their children's self-esteem. I also highly value academic achievement; I detest mediocrity and I consider myself a bitchy elitist in general. So while I e [...]

    Laura
    With all the hype leading up to this book, I thought that it would anger me, but instead I ended up agreeing with much of "Tiger Mother's" philosophy. Of course, there are some things that were too extreme, but many of her comments about "Westerners" are very true. And the birthday card chapter that has caused so much outrage? I loved it! She was totally justified! I've seen my children pull out a piece of scratch paper and whip out a birthday card in less than a minute. When I've received those [...]

    Melissa Provost
    i love buying books and having them- i'm glad i borrowed this one. it was interesting, but sort of self-indulgent, and ultimately missed the point. it's sort of an excuse for some pretty impressive emotional abuse, blamed on being chinese. the author really tries hard to make it seem like if you criticize her parenting, you're criticizing chinese culture, but it's just not the case. she sees "western" and "chinese" as mutually exclusive throughout, and decides in the end that a blend of methods [...]

    Louise
    Chances are, if you're Chinese American, or even Asian American, you've probably heard about the uproar Amy Chua's article in the Wall Street Journal caused. With an incendiary title like "Why Chinese Mothers are Superior", it's hard not to get all riled up. Unlike most people who just read the article, or skim it, choosing to form their opinions on what an editor left out, I decided to read Chua's book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother before commenting too much about it.Although the newspaper a [...]

    Lily
    Okay, I know I might get in trouble for saying this, but I sympathize with Amy Chua. I keep seeing all the flak this remarkable woman (re: former editor of Harvard Law Review, current law professor at Yale, mother of two musical prodigies and math whizzes, and the list continues) is getting for being honest about her parenting methods, and it really disheartens me. Why are David Brooks and other otherwise respectable reviewers wasting time calling Chua names when the real criticism should be lev [...]

    Lara
    Original review found here: lalakme/2011/01/bI'm guessing I don't have to do much to introduce this book to you, as it has already received quite a bit of attention in the news, on Facebook, on blogs and message boards and everywhere else. I must say that last week I spent more time than I should have defending this book to those who had only read the one article in the Wall Street Journal and I've read so many incendiary comments addressing it that I finally had to walk away from the computer.B [...]

    Rachel C.
    This book definitely has that magical "unputdownable" quality. I started reading it while waiting for the bus and was immediately engrossed. So much so that I definitely neglected my work to sneak in a few more chapters throughout the day.I think the media's shrill reaction to the book is largely unwarranted. Excerpts taken out of context are inflammatory for sure. But I think, as a whole, Amy Chua is pretty frank about both her strengths and her insane moments, and admits several times that she [...]

    Holly
    Decided to listen to this as a breezy audiobook during a few long runs, simply because people are getting all upset and I wanted to know what Amy Chua really had to say. I was vaguely familiar with her academic work on markets, democracy, and globalization (2002's World on Fire).I listened to this as memoir, which is what Chua intended, and certainly not as a parenting manual! Unfortunately, as a memoirist she's too self-aggrandizing. Her tone is often sarcastic, relentlessly provocative, intend [...]

    Kristi
    I really wanted to hate this book. I remember being appalled by the excerpt that came out in the Wall Street Journal -- the one that set off all the brouhaha in the media about this book. But I think what many of the reviews and comments missed is that this is not a child-rearing treatise or a how-to manual -- it's a memoir. And it's a very bittersweet. touching and funny one, as well as being extremely honest. I admire Amy Chua's bravery in putting it all out there -- her finest and worst momen [...]

    Charlie
    I see a lot of outrage in the reviews and I must say that I don't quite understand where all of this is coming from. First of all my mother's parenting style was very lax, she wasn't very present for me emotionally, she's done certain things very right, others very wrong, either way I do know that she always tried her best and wanted the best for my brother, sisters and me.I ended up having a lot of stress and attachment related issues (between other things), I put a ridiculous amount of pressur [...]

    Duffy Pratt
    I basically had to read this book. My wife is from Shanghai. She teaches piano, so I have some exposure to many Asian parents. I went to Yale Law School. And we own two Samoyeds. So there were simply too many points of connection. On the other hand, I don't have kids.I admire the book for a number of reasons. She writes very well, and its extremely easy to read. It's a memoir, but she pretty much casts herself as the villain. She at times has a bit of a sense of humor about herself and seems to [...]

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