Last week, I was getting ready for work with The Daily Show playing in the background. MiMi suddenly screams excitedly "Mommy! YOUR BOOK IS ON THE TV!!" and I rush over and see The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother on the show.
In the past weeks, when I have mentioned how much I enjoyed this book, I get a lot of those "oh-no-she-didn't" looks. It's as controversial as the Brad Cooper trial: what side are you on?
Hey, I am not saying I am on any side of the tiger mom issue. I am just saying I KNOW so many people who have had similar parents and it doesn't seem offensive to me *at all*. My Western dad was strict but he rarely laid a hand on me. Oh. I did get spanked. But with one hand, smack on the butt (only body part). Well, until I was a teen and I remember getting a slap on the face. On the other hand, many of my cousins had the strict ways of the Asian world. And they are perfectly fine.
Anyway, Olivia Munn has a Chinese mother. I love this little segment: