'Tiger Mother' Gets Death Threats
Amy Chua shocked by response to thoughts on parenting
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2011 2:23 AM CST
This 2007 photo shows author Amy Chua at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas.    (AP/Larry D. Moore)

(Newser) – Amy Chua is shocked by the furious response to excerpts from her book, Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother, recently printed in the Wall Street Journal. The author—who hails the hardline method of Chinese parenting in the excerpts—has received thousands of angry emails and even death threats, reports ABC News. The book, she stresses, "is a memoir, not a parenting book! I think there are many ways to raise great kids."

The Journal "basically strung together the most controversial sections of the book" without her input on how it was edited, she tells the San Francisco Chronicle, "They didn't even hint that the book is about a journey, and that the person at the beginning of the book is different from the person at the end—that I get my comeuppance and retreat from this very strict Chinese parenting mode."

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Jan 18, 2011 7:05 AM CST
The value of one's message is measured in how much hate it evokes. The more hate the better. Why? If one's message is common then it will ALREADY have been embraced by the many, and if your message is already embraced by the many then what is the point of being redundant? What then is really special about what you are saying?
Jan 18, 2011 6:54 AM CST
People who make comments about a book without reading it are fucking stupid.
Jan 18, 2011 5:27 AM CST
These idiots are the ones who read the article in the Wall Street Journal or read what some snipe said about the book. Those who read the book will understand better that this woman is telling how she was raised, not how to raise children. Worked pretty good, I guess. She is momentarily famous and may have a best seller, while the idiots are still just idiots.