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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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    Laurie A. Smith Colchester, CT, US 01-27-14
    Laurie A. Smith Colchester, CT, US 01-27-14
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    I had heard this was a gem....well, it was exactly the opposite. DULL. Boring. Completely disappointing. Sorry I wasted a credit on it.

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    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 01-13-14
    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 01-13-14 Member Since 2012

    I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha

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    "For those ready, it doesn't get any better"
    What made the experience of listening to The Tao of Pooh the most enjoyable?

    The way it touched me & taught me there is another way to find happiness than todays stressful search


    What did you like best about this story?

    Winne the Pooh of course!


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he did a spectacular job with all of the characters & helped make the Tao much more understandable. I loved the way he spoke for the donkey too. So cure.


    If you could give The Tao of Pooh a new subtitle, what would it be?

    A chance to make better decisions in life that will be beneficial if you have the courage.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Austin, TX, United States 01-10-14
    Patrick Austin, TX, United States 01-10-14 Member Since 2011

    I like autumn night times. Curtains drawn. The dim lamp. Chaired with a book. Fireside hours. A warm peace.

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    "Requires Multiple Listens"

    While this book has a nice easy pace, it can be a little confusing at times. I found myself wanting the author to get to the point occasionally. There are some good lessons on Taoism, but I'll need another listen. When I finished I didn't feel like I grasped as much as I anticipated. Still a decent short listen.

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    Todd S. Edmond, OK USA 01-09-14
    Todd S. Edmond, OK USA 01-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Lost me at chapter 6 (The Bisy Backson)"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have had this book on my reading list since it first came out. When Audible offered it as a Daily Deal I finally bought it.

    When the author is focused on Tao the information is engaging and worthwhile but it is when he loses focus and starts ranting against things he opposes or does not believe to be worthwhile is where the book fails. If I could return it I would.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Benjamin Hoff again?

    Maybe. But I would borrow it from the library first.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    All of them. The narrator is remarkably engaging.


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    carol Coquitlam, BC, Canada 03-27-13
    carol Coquitlam, BC, Canada 03-27-13
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    I know, I know, this is was a best seller.
    Well, I just didn't get it.
    Extremely biased just on this religion.
    Boring.
    I couldnt get through it.
    I did not gain any deep insights.
    My bad.

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