Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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Time Unveils Influential List

A look at some of the more interesting entries from this year's list

(Newser) - Time has just released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and there are some perennial favorites (Barack Obama, Oprah), some recent newsmakers (Julian Assange, Mark Zuckerberg), some villains (Anwar al-Awlaki, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, Kim Jong Un, all of whom get very brief write-ups), some... More »

Tiger Mom's Kid Gets Into Harvard

...and Yale

(Newser) - Take that, haters: You may not like Amy Chua's parenting style, but it has apparently returned a child that is Harvard material. And Yale material. Sophia, 18, is currently deciding between those institutions, reports the Boston Herald . And Chua isn't taking credit for the acceptances. "I don’t think... More »

Hollywood Wants Tiger Mother Movie

Could Amy Chua's story be the next Joy Luck Club ?

(Newser) - Amy Chua certainly captured the nation’s attention with her rather unorthodox parenting memoir —and Hollywood thinks Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother has big-screen potential. “Not only is there a movie here, I definitely think it's more than one movie,” says Ron Bass, who co-wrote and... More »

'Tiger Mom' to Colbert: 'It's Supposed to Be Funny'

Also, Amy Chua says she ultimately had to relent

(Newser) - "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua defended herself on the Colbert Report last night, saying her memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, has been widely misinterpreted. "It's not a parenting book," Chua said. "It says on the cover, 'How I was humbled by a 13-year-old.'" Asked... More »

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