Author(s): Amy Chua
At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" ignited a global parenting debate with its story of one mother's journey in strict parenting. Amy Chua argues that Western parenting tries to respect and nurture children's individuality, while Chinese parents typically believe that arming children with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence prepares them best for the future. "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" chronicles Chua's iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the Chinese way - and the remarkable, sometimes heartbreaking results her choice inspires. Achingly honest and profoundly challenging, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" is one of the most talked-about books of our times.
Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her first book, "World on Fire," a "New York Times" bestseller, was selected by "The Economist" as one of the best books of 2003. Her second book, "Day of Empire," was a critically acclaimed "Foreign Affairs" bestseller. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and two Samoyeds in New Haven, Connecticut.