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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter: How one family fought the myth that you need to destroy childhood in order to raise extraordinary adults. Paperback – December 12, 2011
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I spent my formative years as an advertising copywriter in New York City writing funny, award-winning ads for Pepsi, Doritos, Sony, BMW and other huge multi-national corporations. "Come back when it's funny," my creative director used to say. It was the world's best training ground for writing tight, funny, and fast.
Then I fell in love with writing funny romance novels. I left advertising and published six contemporary romantic comedies under my name and as Sophie Gunn. They got starred reviews in Publisher's Weekly, won the New York Book Festival award for Best Novel, and have been Golden Heart, RITA, and Reader's Choice Award finalists. But more important, I got to hang out with the most amazing people I'd ever encountered-romance writers and romance readers.
Shoot, I sure do miss you guys!
Meanwhile, I had two amazing kids. Raising them shifted my writing focus from romance to life with kids. My free-spirited, book-hating girl and sport-loving, book-hating boy made me rethink books, publishing, and parenting in the modern age. I took a break from romance novels to explore the worlds of children's literature and parenting crazysauce.
What else do you want to know about me? I love kids. I love cats. I love chocolate. (Not necessarily in that order.) I live just outside of Philadelphia with two wonderful kids, three geriatric cats, and one beloved husband.
Okay, that's enough about me. Let's talk funny books, inspiring kids, and the woes and triumphs of parenting in the modern world.
Top Customer Reviews
However, the shining star of this story is Miss Hana Holquist, the tiger daughter herself. In alternating chapters, Hana shares her own thoughts and reflections. From her hysterical plans to get married at IKEA (do NOT steal her idea) to her encouragement to get out there and find what you love - her anecdotes are a seriously inspiring reminder to us all. Teenagers and adults alike could take a page out of Hana's book, to be sure.
Well done, Holquist ladies!
Hana is bold, smart, creative, and confident - everything I wish for my children. Diana is my hero because she learned to let go of the competitive parenting that many of us live with (and because she's a great writer).
I love this book because it is smart, witty, and thought-provoking.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to read, funny in parts, and a useful book for anyone trying to figure out their parenting philosophy. It is written from both the mother's and daughter's perspectives. Read morePublished on November 28, 2013 by Kindle Customer
I ordered this book at the same time as Amy Chua's "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom". And while I did find Chua's ways of raising her children a bit harsh, her writing was witty and... Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Rachel Kirschner
nice book about raising a child, but nothing really special. author boosts about her children sometimes to much. it makes me think about influence of parents on our entire lives.Published on April 11, 2013 by maya
I felt the book was unoriginal, and too easy. The author fails at trying to defy cultural stereotypes in her attempt at attaching to other misguided stereotypes about Western... Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by HerInversity
Diana structured it weakly but feelings are genuine· not a strong read bc vs tiger mother it is a bit disappointing. Commercial but honestPublished on April 3, 2013 by Chats
The book came quickly, it was well wrapped for sending, and it was exactly as it was described. No problems.Published on February 28, 2013 by Maryanne Bongiovani
As a mother of a Tiger daughter, I loved this book! The book takes a humorous look at the tough parenting decisions we make everyday. Read morePublished on September 30, 2012 by Monica W. Phillips
I read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, so I had to order this book
after that. I thought it was funny ---and also had some really good
advice slipped in by the Mom and... Read more
For any mother (or father) who worries about how to help her (or his) child navigate the pressures of today's competitive consumerist culture (wouldn't that be most of us? Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by jeannemarie