The Tao of Pooh

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Penguin Books, 1982 - Humor - 158 pages
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For Taoists everywhere, the New York Times bestseller from the author of The Te of Piglet

The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!?! In which it is revealed that one of the world's great Taoist masters isn't Chinese--or a venerable philosopher--but is in fact none other than that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear. A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh! While Eeyore frets, and Piglet hesitates, and Rabbit calculates, and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is.

And that's a clue to the secret wisdom of the Taoists.

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A fun and silly introduction to a centered, harmonious lifestance. I read this book as a teenager and it's still one of my favorites.

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I gave this two stars NOT because it was bad or poorly written; I gave two stars because I was not in the mood for it. This is a book that depends on timing. You have to receptive to the teachings. Read full review

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About the author (1982)

Benjamin Hoff grew up in a rural area a few miles from Portland, Oregon—at the opposite end of the valley in which Opal Whiteley wrote her diary. As a child, he, like Opal, preferred to spend his time outdoors, observing animals, insects, and plants. From an early age, he, too, loved to write. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet.

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