Tiger Babies Strike Back by Kim Wong Keltner

Subtitled: “How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom but Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side.”

My interest in Tiger Babies Strike Back petered out in the first 30 pages. Kim Wong Keltner is a good writer but I just grew weary of the memoir aspect of the story. I know it’s not entirely fair to judge the book you wish you were reading, but honestly I really wished she had talked to more families in an effort to present a nuanced picture of Chinese American families in all their complexity, instead of solely telling her own story. But take that with a grain of salt–memoir is one of my least favorite genres.

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