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The Te of Piglet (1992)

by Benjamin Hoff

Series: Wisdom of Pooh (2)

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The author and the characters from the Pooh books engage in dialogue elucidating the Taoist principle of Te, the Way of the Small.
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    The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (Marewinds)
    Marewinds: Companion volume to the Tao of Pooh, and slightly more in-depth, for the next steps in your journey down the path of the Tao.

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Had to bail after he spent a chapter complaining about people who complain too much... with an emphasis on feminists. ಠ_ಠ ( )
  mmparker | Oct 24, 2023 |
I really enjoyed the Tao of Pooh. It was warm and funny but this did not live up to that book. It wasn't a bad book, rather like Pooh and Piglet - Pooh has always been the star and Piglet has been a secondary character. ( )
  mmoj | Jan 30, 2023 |
The church library owns TWO copies of this in paperback.
  eastshoreuuchurch | Aug 10, 2022 |
Again I find myself reviewing a book I didn't like because for some reason I find it easier to say why I didn't like something, than what I enjoy about a book.

As other reviewers have said don't bother with this book, read the Tao of Pooh. And avoid it like the plague if you have read the Tao of Pooh as it will retrospectively dim your enjoyment of that book.

As to why this book is so bad. For one thing it feels heavy, world weary & cynical to me, more like the Te of Eeyore than the Te of Piglet. I don't know if this was a contractual obligation book, but that is what it feels like to me. I can almost feel the author's resentment at having to write it curl off the pages.

And then there are the rather random rants against the many and varied targets of the authors ire, which are rather out of place, diminish my opinion of the author and again enhance my feeling that this is a contractual obligation book.

In short do your Karma (and dogma (and catma)) a favour and stick to the Tao of Pooh. ( )
1 vote Andrew_C | Jan 8, 2022 |
Meditative and meandering, The Te of Piglet accomplishes it's intention of delivering an accessible introduction to Taoist ideas and traditions as compliments it's predecessor, The Tao of Pooh.

Hardly a page-turner, Hoff's approach is a calm one, for the most part. The work is peppered with excepts from texts ranging thousands of years of literary and philosophical works. The tone does, at times, make this a slower read, but this is easily forgivable given the author's obvious intention. ( )
  dowswell | Jul 25, 2021 |
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