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The Tao of Pooh | [Benjamin Hoff]

The Tao of Pooh

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Would you listen to The Tao of Pooh again? Why?

    Yes, to fine something I may have missed .


    What did you like best about this story?

    The teaching ,


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    He was perfect in all areas of this book BRAVO !


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How would you spell 2uesday.?


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heath SEATTLE, WA, United States 03-20-12
    Heath SEATTLE, WA, United States 03-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    Where does The Tao of Pooh rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the top half.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pooh, of course. He's the hero/role model.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Good use of character voices.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LMB crystal lake, IL, United States 03-12-12
    LMB crystal lake, IL, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent Lifesaver"

    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.

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    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 12-31-13
    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Read a book just to read a book"

    I read this book years ago and found it interesting then. Know I find it enlightening. I sent a quote from the book to a teacher friend of mine who brags about all the papers they’ve wrote. What is the point of writing just to hear yourself talk? What is the point of writing to write what no one will read? That hit home with me and I changed the way I talk. I’m direct now with no beating around the bush and people like it. This is a great book for those starting out in Taoism or already on the path. I’m now waiting for the ‘Te of Piglet’ to come out on audible.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ben D. Durall Front Royal, VA 06-04-12
    Ben D. Durall Front Royal, VA 06-04-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Pooh is the Man!"
    Where does The Tao of Pooh rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Was a very easy listen


    What did you like best about this story?

    I found that I'm very Pooh-esque


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Very Casual reading style.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    I learned that I should re-read the orignal Winnie the Pooh.


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    William Haverty 06-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    I will probably listen to this again. Maybe several times over as well. The Audible was better then I recall the book itself.

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    This is a great entertaining intro into Taoism. I recommend this to anyone seeking info on Dao!
    Love this book

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    Damien BOSTON, MA, United States 04-25-15
    Damien BOSTON, MA, United States 04-25-15 Member Since 2011
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    "The Way of Pooh is Tao."

    Great ancient Chinese philosophical lessons encapsulated in the innocence of children's story book characters. Words to live by. Be Pooh. Brilliant and refreshing.

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    "So sweet!"

    Loved it! A little dose of sweetness and calm in your life. And, unlike other self-help books that go on and on, this book teaches lessons using stories. Stories starring lovable Winnie the Pooh! No effort at all to feel so much better!

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    Jason 03-20-15
    Jason 03-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    Presence and peace. Reassuring in a way that reminds us that it is more than ok just to be. A wonderful book.

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