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Tiger Moms (and Dads)

There is not much I could say about Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” that has not already been said on the Internet. The buzz – mostly negative – proves the axiom that any publicity is better than no publicity and is making Amy Chua a fortune.

Here is my take: let’s say you think Amy Chua is a nutcase narcissist and a terrible parent. Even with that premise, this is still a great book that (1) will teach you something about parenting (again, even if you disagree with the whole premise), and (2) you will enjoy the read.

I think Amy Chua is definitely a little nuts and I would not want her as a parent to me or my children. But there is no doubt that she is a gifted writer and a mother who loves her children.

Footnote: Amy Chua’s daughter just got into Harvard.