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Teaser Tuesdays: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



This week's Teaser is from the book my Book Club is discussing tonight, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua. This book is not at all what I had expected. The media hype has taken so much out of context and misrepresented the overall tone, which is much more self-deprecating and uncertain than I was expecting. It's also very, very funny.
Chua - Battle Hymn of the Tiget Mother


Anyway, here is the teaser. It's from page 109. In this passage, Chua is talking about the family dog, Coco, and comparing her to the author's two daughters.


"I had finally come to see that Coco was an animal, with intrinsically far less potential than Sophia and Lulu. Although it is true that some dogs are on bomb squads or drug-sniffing teams, it is perfectly fine for most dogs not to have a profession or even any special skills."


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