The book is scheduled to be released today (January 11), but Yale Law professor Amy Chua’s new memoir on parenting, “The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” has already created a stir based on her excerpt titled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” published in the Wall Street Journal.
No less than half a dozen people on my Facebook page posted link’s to Amy Chua’s essay in the Wall Street Journal publicizing her controversial new parenting memoir (handbook?) “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”. She’s certainly stirring up a frenzy in the Asian American community and making quite a name for herself.
Remember when Sh*t My Dad Says became an overnight Twitter sensation? And then a book? And a TV show?
I must admit to browsing the book and finding the collection of anecdotes doled out by the son of a gruff military doctor hilarious — even endearing, in a non-treacly way.
Whether you are making a resolution or ten… or just resolving to accept yourself… I hope the beginning of calendar year brings opportunities to live life more fully.
Here are some posts you might enjoy:
I’ve never been one of those people who sees their car as a sartorial extension of their identity. Because then I would be a silver minivan — great for long road trips and hauling a team of soccer players, not so great for the ego.
But a few weeks ago, as I was driving up to San Francisco to visit a prospective grad school, I noticed something. The odometer in my van had flipped over 100,000.
Soccer Mom? Who, me? Grace tells about the surprising role of sports for her family in a new parenting anthology “Mamas and Papas”, available at City Works Press and Amazon.com. If you’re in So Cal, check it out at the San Diego Book Fair Saturday Oct.2!
The staple fast foods of my childhood came in little white and red boxes. No, not those Chinese take-out cartons — I mean the striped bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
My mother explained that when she first immigrated to America — specifically to the Midwest — she did not like the food
Peach season has HapaMama reminiscing about the children’s folktale of Momotaro… and trying out some delicious new recipes.