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Posts Tagged ‘Tiger Mom’

‘Eagle Dad’ Generates Anger & Controversy

Chinese entrepreneur He Liesheng sparked anger and controversy after posting a YouTube video of his then three-year-old son He Tide exercising in the snowy streets of New York City in his underwear.

In a Daily Mail interview, the father explained his brutal exercise regimen was part of his “Eagle Dad” parenting philosophy–”When the baby eagle is large enough, the mother takes it to the edge of a cliff and pushes it off.” He aspires to publish an “Eagle Dad” book, an idea reminiscent of Amy Chua‘s 2011 memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.

Here’s more from the interview: “Mr He, 44, said that he believed his approach should help his son win an early place in a leading university … His hours after school and at weekends, meanwhile, are filled with an exhaustive timetable of hill climbing, swimming, skiing, skating, chess and martial arts classes aimed at making him clever, strong and fearless.” (Link via The Gothamist, image via Lip Kee)

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How To Find an Agent for Your YA Book

GalleyCat caught up with young-adult novelist Cara Chow (pictured, via) to talk about her book, Bitter Melon.  Here are some highlights from our interview.

Q: How did you find your agent?
A: Back in June 2008, I found Stephen [Barbara] on a website called agentquery.com. My keyword searches were ‘Young Adult’ and ‘multicultural,’ and his name was one of over 200 that showed up on the list. The description of what he was interested in seemed to match what I had, so I sent him a query.

After reading my manuscript, Stephen wrote me a very nice letter telling me what he liked about my manuscript. He then went on to explain what was missing and asked if I would be interested in revising and resending it. I called him to get a better idea of what he had in mind. During our phone conversation, I felt strongly that he was ‘The One’ (I mean that in a professional way, of course). I felt a deep sense of trust in him and decided that he was worth another draft.

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