Tiger Mom #1

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

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  • Lisa

    I enjoyed our lively discussion with a great group of people.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I missed the meeting last night! My Alumni meeting ran late.

    April 11, 2013

  • Deb

    First time attending. Really enjoyed myself!

    April 10, 2013

  • David Stanley

    I loved the honest voice of The author. Though many may object to the broad strokes that are used to characterize "Western" Vs. "Chinese" parenting styles, I believe there is inspiration to be found.

    April 10, 2013

  • Ryan Stambaugh

    Great meet-up. Several different views on the book. New members added quite a bit to the discussion - hope they stick around. Restaurant was conducive to having a good conversation (excellent choice, Cathy). The waitress was actually a bit of a Tiger Mom herself (which I thoroughly enjoyed); I certainly was not going to leave any egg-roll uneaten for fear of consequences. Always nice seeing familiar faces as well.

    April 10, 2013

  • Mohan Krishnan

    I particularly thought the comment about having been beaten to the mother daughter novel by Tan, Hong-Kingston, etc, was hysterical.

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • Mohan Krishnan

    Looks like a great turnout for tomorrow! Sorry again I cannot join y'all, missing you from NYC! I'm loving the book also, I don't think I realized from excerpts just how funny it is!

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • David Stanley

    I have really been enjoying this book

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Mohan Krishnan

    Enjoy the Wok! I will miss you all while I am traveling. I mentioned last meetup that we are bringing a movie to GR for Autism Awareness Month and also my birthday. Here are the details:

    Tickets must be purchased in advance here: http://www.tugg.com/events/3217­

    Full details at my blog: http://www.autismsadoptedson.co...­

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just joined this club! just got the book, and will be at the next meet up!

    April 2, 2013

  • Pamela vanOverloop

    Sorry I can't make this one - I'll be out out town - catch y'all at the end on month :)

    March 27, 2013

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