Amy Chua, controversial author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, has put out a new book.
Along with co-author and husband Jeb Rubenfeld, Chua set today as the publication date for The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America.
Though their book is new, Chua and Rubenfeld have done numerous interviews, including a NPR special, defending the book’s thesis against claims of racism and stereotyping.
Tom Ashbrook of NPR in Boston asked Chua if the book’s “cultural praising [was] dangerous language.”
Chua defended the book saying it is “based on empirical evidence. We never said any group was better.”
This is not the first time Chua, a professor of law at Yale University, has caught the attention of the media.
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (2011) was a parenting memoir, backing what Chua calls “Chinese” methods for raising children. In the book, she reflects on a birthday card her, then, 4-year-old daughter LuLu gave her.
Chua told Lulu after looking at a card full of scribbles, “I don’t want this. I want a better one,” she said in an interview with The Guardian.
A proponent of strict, and at times unfeeling parenting, Chau caused waves of controversy. Opponents criticized her method saying it uses cruel and unusual behavior.
Though Chua is not one to back down from a fight. The determination to prove a point is prevalent in her articulate voice. She claims the majority of criticism for the current book is sourced only from people who have read online comments.
“I hope people will actually read it and decide for themselves,” said Chua in closing the NPR interview.
The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America was published today.
You can find the kindle version on Amazon.com for $11.99 and the print version for $17.79.