Amy Chua is coming to Westport.
Unless you’ve been living in a country like China with a censored internet — or too busy ferrying your kid to piano lessons, violin lessons and math tutoring sessions — you know who she is.
Chua is the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. She took time from her day job (professor at Yale Law School) to describe her secret parenting skills.
Chua’s daughters were never allowed to:
- attend a sleepover or have a playdate
- be in a school play (or complain about not being in one)
- watch TV or play computer games
- get any grade less than an A
- not play the piano or violin.
Chua also rejected birthday cards of insufficient quality, and demanded new ones.
Chua will be interviewed by Roxanne Coady, Read to Grow’s founder and a contributor to Faith Middleton’s NPR Book Show.
The press release didn’t say if Chua will take questions. If she does, Westporters might ask if her child-raising methods aren’t just a wee bit out of line.
Or tell her they don’t go far enough.
(Tickets are $75, which includes a copy of the book, and $125, which includes priority seating, 2 copies of the book, and a pre-event reception with Chua. To register, call 203-227-4177 or click here.)