The author puts her Harvard Law School degree to use and defends herself.
Chua promptly gave Colbert a "nooooooooooo!" She went on to explain that her book is a memoir, not a parenting guide. A parody of sorts, she says, meant to be funny.
She also said anyone can be what she calls a "Chinese Mother" if you teach your kids to work hard and not give up and blame others. "I think they're fundamental American values, ones championed by our Founding Fathers."
It'll be interesting to hear what Chua tells potential readers in China when she begins promoting her book there.
The Chinese edition's title translates to "Being a Mom in America."
Apparently, these days, Western styles of parenting are in vogue in China.