Current Read: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Currently reading this book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.

From the opening of the book:

This is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs.  It’s also about Mozart and Mendelssohn, the piano and the violin, and how we made it to Carnegie Hall. This was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it’s about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how I was humbled by a thirteen-year-old…

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is bestselling author Amy Chua’s witty, awe-inspiring, and provocative memoir,  revealing the rewards—and the costs—of raising her children the strict “Chinese” way.  Published by The Penguin Press in January 2011, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was a runaway New York Timesbestseller, as well as a bestseller in the U.K., Germany, Israel, Korea, Poland, China, and Taiwan.  The book was the subject of a Time magazine cover story and has been translated into 30 languages.

Has anyone read this yet? Zeenee completed it in a couple of days and recommended that I read it. Have already gone through the first few chapters. Pretty interesting and controversial I must say.

Read the article on TIME about this book. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2043477,00.html

Kugan Kumar

V.Kugantharan is the founder of Joy With Music, where he teaches adults and kids the joys of playing the piano. He also runs a web design agency, 504 Studios. A father of a very "opinionated" four-year-old, he divides his time between his passions -- blogging, reading, music, design and books.

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