Considering that her mother, "Tiger Mother" Amy Chua, has been thoroughly criticized online and in the press, it's a bit surprising that her oldest daughter Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld decided to venture into the world of blogging. But earlier this month, the 18-year-old started writing on the blog "A New Tiger In Town." She explains:
When the whole world's calling you a mindless robot, you kind of get the urge to start talking! Even though "Sophia" in the book is much more impressive than Sophia in real life. I think I'm sullying my impeccable image one post at a time, but so be it.
Those who know the Chua family mainly from the initial Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother excerpt that ran in the Wall Street Journal, (and not the subsequent backpedaling campaign), may indeed expect Sophia to be a piano playing robot, but she seems pretty charming in her posts. While answering questions from readers she jokes about her mom: