Saturday, February 5, 2011
Just finished "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and am collecting my thoughts, to post at a later date.
I will say quickly that I think "Battle Hymn" is a marketing and pr concoction. A lot of the anecdotes cited on talk shows and print articles are clearly chosen to create buzz and controversy. The book itself has a lot of tongue-in-cheek, self effacing humor and reads more like a comic memoir (a Chelsea Handler or David Sedaris for helicopter moms) than as a parenting how-to.
Someone told me that there is a movie deal in the works, which figures.