Audie Award Winner, Personal Development, 2013
Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life.
Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey. Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh-bear and his companions, the author of this smash bestseller explains with ease and aplomb that rather than being a distant and mysterious concept, Taoism is as near and practical to us as our morning breakfast bowl. Romp through the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh while soaking up invaluable lessons on simplicity and natural living.
While Eeyore frets and Piglet hesitates and Rabbit calculates and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is. And that's the clue to the secret wisdom of the Taoists.
The Tao of Pooh is an international bestseller and the first Taoist-authored book in history to appear on bestseller lists, it remained on The New York Times’ bestseller list for 49 weeks.
©1982 Benjamin Hoff (P)2012 Tantor
If you are curious about the Tao, this is an excellent introduction, because the explanations by analogy are so easy to relate to. It helps if you are a fan of Winnie the Pooh! but any true Pooh fan knows that Pooh is only a children's book on the surface...I have listened to many direct translations of the Tao, and other interpretations, but Pooh is by far the clearest....
Yes, to fine something I may have missed .
The teaching ,
He was perfect in all areas of this book BRAVO !
How would you spell 2uesday.?
It's in the top half.
Pooh, of course. He's the hero/role model.
Good use of character voices.
Had read this before at a Tai Chi retreat in UK, but had to listen again, and then I listened again then I let others listen, and then bought 3 of the Tao of Poohs paperpacks to send to friends. Life-changing in the best way.
Say something about yourself!
I had heard whispers that this book was nothing short of amazing. Turns out, the rumors are true! This book delivers profound Eastern thought in the form of Winnie the Pooh, as told in the style of Milne's classic tale and referencing it heavily. I was amused and sent gliding into sheer appreciation of this work that, quite frankly, words can't really do justice. This book has to be experienced.
As always, Simon Vance delivers a performance, and while I'm continually impressed by the dignity he brings to his narrations, I feel like he captured most of the voices dead-on perfectly right out of my childhood, and for those few he didn't, he came really close. His performance as Pooh is otherworldly good, and all of his characters help to drive the messages home in a way that is guaranteed to live in your heart for a long time to come.
Audiobooks are the bacon of literature.
Was a very easy listen
I found that I'm very Pooh-esque
Very Casual reading style.
I learned that I should re-read the orignal Winnie the Pooh.
Online instructor at the University of Oklahoma.
This has long been one of my favorite books, so I was delighted to find it available here at Audible, and the reading by Simon Vance is perfect in every way. This is one of those books that can change your life; read it and see!
when i first heard of this book years ago, i thought it sounded so stupid. don't let the title fool you. so it came up again in a conversation with my boyfriend yesterday. this book is full of life lessons that shouldn't be overlooked. it has put a lot of things in perspective for me, personally. the narrator was very expressive. he gave each character their individual voice and personality, which was quite entertaining.
I am looking forward to the second book in the series.
I really wanted to like this book, I love reading about new philosophies for self help. However, the examples they use in this book are terrible. They talk about Thomas Edison as a great engineer, when all he did was steal other people's ideas. They say that science can't explain everything, and they use the example of birds flying south for the winter. They claim science can't explain that, but a simple Google search can explain why. it's too much fluff, and the concrete examples that they used were very poorly chosen.
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