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Title: Tiger Mother Son of a Bitch
Publisher: Monex Press
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: Good
About this title
This book is about the life of a 21-year-old Chinese-American man who
writes about his trauma and childhood abuses. His mother is a "Tiger
Mother" and she regularly tormented, physically and mentally. He feels
that his future was robbed from him as a result of his mother's mistakes in
parenting and admonishes her for it.
"Tiger parenting was supposed to make me a success," says the young
author. "Instead, it destroyed my personal life and any chance for a
Tiger Mother: Son of a Bitch relates Lin's sorry tale, from being tortured
to play the piano and violin, to being dragged on dates by his Tiger Mom so
he could get a free meal. When Derrick gets a "D" on a college chemistry
exam, he tries to commit suicide. Depressed and socially inept, he drops out
of school when his Tiger Mom spends his college education funds on such
things as breast implants. Even the U.S. military rejects him as unfit for
service when he tries to enlist to free himself from his abusive Tiger Mother.
Many people are hailing Amy Chua's harsh parenting techniques, described
in Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, as a cure for America's declining
status in the world. Derrick Lin thinks you should see the other side of the
story -- a side you won't soon forget -- where the same techniques cause
irreparable psychological harm. Lin screams out for the thousands of Asian-
Americans who have suffered the abuse of Tiger Mothers, and offers himself
up as an example of what can happen when tiger parenting goes too far.
In January of 2011, Yale University law professor, Amy Chua, sparked a national dialogue when she made the rounds on daytime TV promoting her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, defending the "Chinese style" of ultra-strict parenting. Watching from his mother's home in New Jersey, Chinese-American Derrick Lin went berserk.
In a matter of hours, the college dropout pounded out a seething response, Tiger Mother: Son of a Bitch, an unrelenting litany of what happens when "tiger parenting" goes wrong.
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