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Author Keltner, Kim Wong.
Title Tiger babies strike back : how I was raised by a tiger mom but could not be turned to the dark side / Kim Wong Keltner.
Published New York, New York : William Morrow, [2013].
©2013
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Description ix, 254 pages ; 21 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Contents Pt. 1. Here's where the fun begins -- pt. 2. Peek behind the curtain -- pt. 3. Breaking out of the locked Chinese box -- pt. 4. Emerging from the shadows and into the light -- pt. 5. Older and wiser.
Summary "Kim Wong Keltner is a Tiger Baby all grown up with a daughter of her own. but is she a Tiger Mother? Heck, no. This book describes--in hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking, detail--exactly why not.A battle hymn for every non-Tiger offspring of Tiger parents, Tiger Babies Strike Back examines why generations of kids have been made to feel inferior, isolated, suffocated, and humiliated in dogged pursuit of one goal: making their elders look good. In search of answers, Keltner delves into her own childhood, family history, and community traditions to expose the seamy underbelly of perfectionistic parenting. Can the Tiger-parented take back their emotional lives and love their own kids unconditionally? Keltner herself is living, hugging, fabulously flawed, Care Bear tea-party-throwing proof that they can.Traversing the choppy seas of American and Chinese traditions, Keltner dives into the difficulties facing women today--Chinese American and otherwise. At once deeply relevant and playfully honest, Tiger Babies Strike Back combines personal anecdotes and tough love advice for a humorous, provocative look at how our families shape--and sometimes shake--our personal foundations"-- Provided by publisher.
""...What a Tiger Mother thinks is ferocity is just control-freakiness turned rancid like frozen breast milk left in the mini Tupperware too long. Tiger Mom, I'm just not that into you."-- From TIGER BABIES STRIKE BACK After Amy Chua's controversial parenting book became fodder for every morning talk show, Kim Wong Keltner wasn't surprised when she, and every Asian woman she knew, was suddenly asked, "So are you a Tiger Mother?" Kim, who was raised by a Tiger Mom herself, wasn't fazed. Instead, she's striking back. Hard. Traversing the choppy seas of both American and Chinese traditions, Keltner dives into the difficulties facing women today--Chinese-American and otherwise. At once deeply relevant and playfully honest, Keltner attempts to dispel Chua's myth that all Chinese women are Tiger Mothers and that all parents should rule with an iron fist. Topics include: - White Thing, I Think I Love You: East Meets West in the Board Room and the Bedroom - I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom and All I Got Was this Lousy T-Shirt: A Rebuttal to Chua, More Anecdotes from the Wong Family Tree - My Car and Kid Are Both Hybrids - Imperial Ferocity vs. Feminine Vulnerability: Dragon Lady or Chinese Mary Magdalene? The first and only book of its kind to take Tiger Mothers on by their teeth, TIGER BABIES STRIKE BACK combines personal anecdotes and tough love to provide a humorous, provocative look at how our families shape--and sometimes shake--our personal foundations"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Keltner, Kim Wong.
Chinese American women -- Biography.
East and West -- Biography.
Mothers -- United States -- Biography.
Mothers and daughters -- China.
Mothers and daughters -- United States.
Chinese American families.
Parenting.
ISBN 9780062229298 (pbk.)
006222929X (pbk.)
OCLC number 827266672