January 30, 2014 12:20 PM Subscribe
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.
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
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