Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a wild ride through the failures and successes of raising children the "Chinese" way. The author finds the sometimes you have to bend a little without actually bending at all. I enjoyed this book very much even though I have no idea what it is like to raise a child. I cringed right along with Amy as she tried desperately to install the same practices her parents used on her upbringing. I wish my parents had been as strict with me as she was with her children. This book is not for everyone, but I found it very entertaining, inspiring, and Amy shows a great amount of humility.