About the Book

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

by Amy Chua

At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, BATTLE HYMN OF THE TIGER MOTHER set off 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. Achingly honest and profoundly challenging, 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.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
by Amy Chua

  • Publication Date: December 27, 2011
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • ISBN-10: 0143120581
  • ISBN-13: 9780143120582