Amy Chua's memoir, Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, has recently been the subject of controversy, due in no small part to the strict parenting methods she describes. We sat down with Chua to see how she's handling the backlash.
It's been ten days since the book came out. How have you been doing personally?
It's easily been the most intense and surreal ten days of my life. Easily. I stepped into a book store and there were three giant camera crews following me around. It's weird. You turn on the TV and they're discussing the "Tiger Mother" on Hardball. And there are these cartoons about me and memes. There definitely are some very painful aspects of it, but mostly it's just kind of surreal.