The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff audiobook

The Tao of Pooh

By Benjamin Hoff
Read by Simon Vance

Tantor Audio 9780140067477

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200083503

  • ISBN: 9798200083497

  • ISBN: 9798200083510

Runtime: 2.77 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Audible.com bestseller

Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain Way about him, a way of doing things that has made him the world's most beloved bear. In The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff shows that Pooh's Way is amazingly consistent with the principles of living envisioned by the Chinese founders of Taoism. The author's explanation of Taoism through Pooh, and Pooh through Taoism, shows that this is not simply an ancient and remote philosophy but something you can use, here and now. And what is Taoism? It's really very simple. It calls for living without preconceived ideas about how life should be lived—but it's not a preconception of how life—it's.... Well, you'd do better to listen to this book, and listen to Pooh, if you really want to find out.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Vance demonstrates his great range, shifting easily from didactic sections of the book to fictional narrative and imbuing Milne's characters with distinct voices. . . . This audio edition, due in large part to Vance's performance, is surprisingly engaging and accessible. Publishers Weekly Starred Audio Review
“Vance demonstrates his great range, shifting easily from didactic sections of the book to fictional narrative and imbuing Milne’s characters with distinct voices…This audio edition, due in large part to Vance’s performance, is surprisingly engaging and accessible.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)
“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.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Hoff explains the central tenets of Taoism and further illustrates them with familiar excerpts from The House at Pooh Corner stories, Chinese proverbs, maxims, and tales from Lao Tzu and others. The result is at once thought-provoking and charming.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Benjamin Hoff

Author Bio: Benjamin Hoff

Benjamin Hoff is an Oregon writer, photographer, musician, and composer with a fondness for forests and bears. When not writing, he practices Taoist yoga, T’ai Chi Ch’üan, stunt kite-flying, boomerang shaping and throwing, and Taoist tennis, whatever that is. He is the author of The Tao of Pooh, The Te of Piglet, and The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English