NOOKbook Review: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

The first eBook my wife bought for her Nook Color was Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. The book has inspired a lot of lively debate concerning various parenting philosophies and methods. Here is an excerpt from her book review.

This book, by Yale University Law Professor Amy Chua, is meant to be a memoir, rather than a parenting guide, and it is certainly not meant to be a scholarly research piece.  At times funny because the descriptions were so over-the-top that it sounded unreal, and at times sobering because those of us who were born of Chinese parents have actually witnessed behaviors displayed by Chua in our own parents or in our friends’ parents and know the yelling and nagging and berating statements were in fact quite real, the book is nevertheless meant to be read as a memoir, and not as an instruction manual.  But the book is not meant to be pure entertainment either, Chua’s acerbic sense of humor notwithstanding.  So, what is the reader supposed to take away from the book?

Click here for the full book review on Grace Notes in Chicago.

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