Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter: How one family fought the myth that you need to destroy childhood in order to raise extraordinary adults. Paperback – 12 Dec 2011
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I love to write. That’s pretty much all I do. Ask my family about the undone laundry, the un-bought groceries, and the fact that I rarely find time to get dressed in the morning. Actually, if you train your family right, they won’t notice any of these things. "Popcorn for dinner again, mom! Cool," say my filthy children. God bless them, they don’t know what panty hose are. Oh, my poor husband. Anyway, it took me a long time to figure out WHAT to write. So I spent years writing ads, brochures, and company reports. If I had to give advice to anyone--which, thankfully, I don’t--it would be that if you want to write books, start now. In fact, get the heck off this website and do it. (First, throw your TV out the window. Good. Now write.) Are you still here? Okay, then you must be a pure reader (or my mother). Good for you. No money in writing. Best to have a real job. What else do you want to know about me? I love kids. I love cats. I love chocolate. (Not necessarily in that order.) I live just outside of Philadelphia with kids and cats and my dear husband. I also write small town romances under the name Sophie Gunn.
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If you are looking for a rebuttal to the "tiger mother" book, this is not it. You'll be disappointed.
The daughter Hana is just an inspiration. I know the 'follow the sheep with same shade of lipstick' brigades are alive and well in schools, but Hana sings to her own unique tune without patronising those who can't keep up and being inclusive and empathetic even to those teachers who quite frankly, ( and I know I should know better than to say this Hana), are just rather ridiculous.
It's an honest book, full of humility and familiarity. I recommend this - and it won't leave you feeling inadequate because you don't live in France or haven't enforced 3 hours of piano practice a night on your 3 year old. It feels like a chat with true friend - and in Mummyland, honesty around one's children's achievements are, sadly, seldom.