Sunday, February 9, 2014

Giving Amy "Tiger Mom" Chua's new book an F in the Washington Post

My review of a new book by Amy "Tiger Mom" Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, is in today's Washington Post. It's not a glowing assessment:

Some of the techniques Chua used with her daughters — referring to them as “garbage” or refusing to accept the 4-year-old’s hand-drawn birthday card because “I deserve better than this” — led not a few to denounce Chua as a monster....Reading their new title, “The Triple Package,” many will wonder why the couple didn’t take their parenting advice to heart: Readers deserve a better book than this.
No doubt it will sell a lot of copies, however, as television and radio networks can't resist the story, which may have been the couple's idea all along.

For those looking for something else to read, my most recent book review for the Post was of Dan Jones's The Plantagenets back in August.

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