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Tiger Mom is Back With Another Controversial Book

triplepackageAmy Chua, author of the book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, has a new book out that is already stirring up controversy.

In The Triple Package: Why Groups Rise and Fall in America, from Bloomsbury Publishing, Chua categorizes a person’s likelihood to succeed based on their cultural background and race. According to the book, being Mormon, Jewish or Chinese can help a person be more successful than other cultural heritages.

Here is more from the book’s description:

It may be taboo to say, but some groups in America do better than others. Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all.

 

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Tina Bennett Jumps to WME

Literary agent Tina Bennett has jumped to the New York literary division at WME (William Morris Endeavor).

Since 1994, Bennett has worked at Janklow & Nesbit Associates. She represents a variety of authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, Amy ChuaFareed Zakaria and Laura Hillenbrand.

Here’s more from the release: “She specializes in narrative nonfiction, cultural history, idea books, literary fiction, politics and current affairs, and academic crossover titles. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and serves on the board of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.”

‘Why I Left My Children’ Author Generates Thousands of Comments

In her memoir (Hiroshima in the Morning) and personal essay (“Why I Left My Children“), author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto explained why she left her husband and two sons (ages three and five at the time) to become a part-time parent.

The video embedded above features a Today Show clip with Rizzuto and relationship expert Argie Allen. A recent profile of the author on Shine generated more than 16,000 comments, 360 re-tweets on Twitter, and 75,000 “likes” on Facebook.

What do you think? Here’s an excerpt from the article: “In any case, it’s evident that there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to motherhood. But does striking out on your own or being a ‘Hiroshima Mom’ take free-range parenting to an extreme?”

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Amy Chua Responds to ‘Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior’ Debate

Amy Chua‘s Wall Street Journal book excerpt, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” drew over 5,500 comments on the newspaper’s site. Following the controversial piece, the author appeared on The Today Show (the video is embedded above).

Chua also responded to five questions posed by WSJ readers. Chua fielded questions about parenting toddlers, happiness, and her relationship with her daughters. What do you think about her response?

Here’s an excerpt: “There is no easy formula for parenting, no right approach (I don’t believe, by the way, that Chinese parenting is superior—a splashy headline, but I didn’t choose it). The best rule of thumb I can think of is that love, compassion and knowing your child have to come first, whatever culture you’re from.”