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Critical Praise

"Few have the guts to parent in public. Amy [Chua]'s memoir is brutally honest, and her willingness to share her struggles is a gift. Whether or not you agree with her priorities and approach, she should be applauded for raising these issues with a thoughtful, humorous and authentic voice."

Time Magazine

"[A] riveting read… Far from being strident, the book's tone is slightly rueful, frequently self-deprecating and entirely aware of its author's enormities… Chua's story is far more complicated and interesting than what you've heard to date --- and well worth picking up… I guarantee that if you read the book, there'll undoubtedly be places where you'll cringe in recognition, and others where you'll tear up in empathy."

San Francisco Chronicle

"A bestseller of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and around the world. "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is entertaining, bracingly honest and, yes, thought-provoking."

The New York Times Book Review