This is the first meetup for Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. This controversial book advances the notion that replicable cultural variables explain why Asian Americans outperform other ethnic groups in the United States economically, and that by pushing children harder, not coddling them, we would generate better educational and productivity outcomes for our future generations. Following our character study in Little Women, this will be a great continuation of the discussion of the extent to which personal choices and economic/societal variables shape each other.
Please note I will not be there, as I will be traveling. Cathy has graciously agreed to find a location for this meetup.
As always: first meetup, we will provide a spoiler-free introductory discussion, in hope that you started but may not have finished the book. As we had good success with this the last two months, we will also pick the next book (for May) at this meetup. Any active member is eligible to nominate a book, and books are chosen by consensus. It is expected (today's exception notwithstanding...Tiger Mom was my pick) that the nominating person commit to attending the meetups for their book.
Oh, also note that print copies are available at discount from the Alpine Ave Schuler's, courtesy of Sharon.
See you all soon! <3 Mohan