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.,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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