Friday, January 21, 2011

Tiger Moms

Ann Althouse has some interesting takes on the Tiger Moms book.

From Ben Stein at The American Spectator:

I'll go even further. I don't believe the most successful people are the ones who got the best grades, got into the best schools, or made the most money. The most successful ones are those who find peace of mind. If they can do it with mothers who manufacture self-loathing the way Ms. Chua or Ms. Waldman do, it's despite those Moms and not because of them. This whole idea that there is something noble about browbeating your own children is just plain sick.

1 comment:

DarkoV said...

Love the picture!
From the mix of reviews I've read (including the NYT version), it seems the book is bascially an auto-da-fé; an auto-da-fé of self, actually.

Seems it's her daughters and her husband who actually come out seeming the sane maybe this book (aside from grossing Ms. Chua mucho dineros) is almost a public expression to her family that she was wrong.

..just trying to see the positive side of things.