Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is not a book for the faint hearted. Written by Amy Chua based on her life experiences, it gives an insight to what it means to be a Chinese mother. If you thought we had it hard as parents or as children or that our children have it hard, then you must read this book and regain everything into perspective. If you think you have what it takes to help your children succeed, then read this book because it really will bring things into perspective.