Book Discussion: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua.

  • May 20, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Please come to our May meeting! We'll be discussing the book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua.

In lively, entertaining nonfiction prose, Chua imparts what she claims is the secret behind the stereotypical Asian-American child's phenomenal success: the Chinese mother, insisting on excellent academic performance, top grades, and respect for authority. Critics of this controversial book say self-esteem should come first. They call Chua’s emphasis on threats, monitoring, and shaming a form of child abuse. Chua says her results speak for themselves. We'll read the book, discuss Chua's techniques, and decide for ourselves.

Please RSVP to the Meetup site.

Feel free to come even if you haven't finished (or started) the book, but be aware that there will be spoilers!

Bring a friend if you'd like, but please let us know in your RSVP, so we can be sure to snag a big enough table.

(For the list of scheduled books for future discussions, click on "About Us" in the left margin of the Meetup page.)

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  • Cathy

    Sorry you couldn't make it, Stephanie, Priscilla, and Luana. I really enjoyed the discussion last night; I hope everyone else did, too. See you next month!

    May 21

  • larry t.

    enjoyed it and the group

    May 20

  • Stephanie A.

    Im so sorry to change my RSVP last minute, I have to be into the office much earlier than normal tomorrow, I'm looking forward to meeting you all next month

    May 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I'm not going to make it tonight. I enjoyed the book and was looking forward to out.

    May 20

  • Luana

    Sorry to cancel last minute, not feeling well today.

    May 20

    • Cathy

      Sorry you're not feeling well. Get better soon!

      May 20

  • larry t.

    hi cathy. sorry i missed last month. mom emergency in penna. but did read thurber and didn't like it at all. not my humor. finished

    1 · May 18

  • larry t.

    hi cathy. sorry i missed last month. mom emergency in penna. but did read thurber and didn't like it at all. not my humor. finished

    May 18

  • Cathy

    If you haven't started reading yet, you may still be able to finish. I'm surprised at what a quick read this one is.

    For more information on the book and author, here is her website:
    http://amychua.com/

    1 · May 18

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