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"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - Amy Chua

The notion behind the author's "tiger parenting" is that parents know what's good for their children, and they need to be strict and expect nothing short of the best if their children are to be successful. The book was quite hilarious once you understand it's a satire, as Chua makes fun of her own "fanaticism" about her concept of good, Chinese parenting. She doesn't shy away from revealing her method's shortcomings, as well. Overall I liked how thought-provoking the book was.