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January 30, 2014 12:20 PM   Subscribe

Author Amy Chua and her husband have written a new book, "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America" and are featured in a NYTimes Magazine article, "Confessions of a Tiger Couple".

I'm sure we all remember "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua, who burst onto the national stage with her Wall Street Journal op-ed piece "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior" just three years ago this month. Her article served to drum up a great deal of publicity (good and bad) for her book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and it lead to a great deal of chatter (on metafilter previously, previouslier, previousliest).

Ms. Chua later expressed surprise that anyone could take her work seriously. In her own words, "I don't think people pick up on this enough, but I'm an unreliable narrator!".

And there's this from the linked NYTimes article: "[the Battle Hymn book] was supposed to be a kind of tongue-in-cheek book,” Chua interjected. At 51, she has a petite frame and a tendency to gesticulate. “The stuff I had to address was so . . . degrading. It was like, ‘Did you burn the stuffed animals?’ ” She seemed incredulous at the memory of it. “That was irony. That was irony!”

Surely, this will end well.
posted by math (5 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: hmm, this is kind of a person with a track record of trolling the media pretty successfully and not much more than a thread to share how much we hate that. -- mathowie



 
Find out the three unlikely traits this Chinese-American mom knows to get her kids into Harvard!!!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:21 PM on January 30


Teachers hate this local Chinese mom! Learn her secret here.
posted by TrialByMedia at 12:22 PM on January 30


Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all.

Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control—these are the elements of the Triple Package


Everyone please just stop reading this person and talking about them. Just. Shhhhh.
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:24 PM on January 30


"It's a satire!!"
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 12:24 PM on January 30


Trolls gonna keep trolling, I guess.
posted by 1adam12 at 12:26 PM on January 30 [1 favorite]


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