Benjamin Hoff, Author Dutton/Signet $ (p) ISBN Piglet shows the Way, turning his smallness into an asset and embodying Te. Now, as luck would have it, Pooh’s buddy Piglet turns out to be the perfect embodiment of Te, the Taoist term for virtue, which is attained. In this companion to his bestselling The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff uses the lowly and self-abnegating character from A. A. Milne’s classics to proclaim the.

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Say, do you want to stay awhile? Jul 18, Kathryn rated it it was ok Recommends it for: He gives a watered down version of what he likes about it.

There is, after all, the whole Disney thing. Also apparently in Benjamin Hoff’s world there aren’t any capitalist economies in Asia, thats just our filthy Western problem. There’s very little effort made to tie it back to Piglet and the other Pooh characters and quite a bit of political ranting. Additionally, the interrupting animal trope is incredibly disruptive to any kind of point Hoff is trying to make.


Dec 04, Kassy rated it did not like it. It’s available on CD and from Audible. This book is about pages, give or take, larger than the first book on the subject matter by Hoff, The Tao of Pooh.

He ends with a threatening tirade about how we are destroying the environment, and will pay one day soon in a big way. He doesn’t tell yo All I can say is Hoff is so full of himself, and full of shit, I can’t believe it. This book veers into similar territory with a completely irrelevant bashfest on American political conservatives, while remaining completely silent on problems that may exist with the other side of the political aisle. The book goes through the other characters — TiggerOwlRabbitEeyore and Pooh — to show the various aspects of humanity that Thw says get in the way of living in harmony with the Tao.


I liked the first bit, but the piiglet I got into it, the more I found myself thinking “Wait–what? Also, I’ve never read a book about Eastern thought that was so negative and borderline misanthropic. What an unfortunate book.

The result of course is that the books they write aren’t about what they thought they would write about. How is it that you can listen to it every night, if you don’t have it as an audiobook? It’s hpff how this short little book manages to go so completely off topic so quickly. Goodreads is the world’s largest pigley for readers with over 50 million reviews. Not that I disagree with him, but he comes across as very childish and resentful.

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In the original, as you may recall, Hoff had an Idea: Briefly stated, Confucianism deals with the individual’s place within the group. Pages with related products. As a child, he preferred to spend his time outdoors, observing animals, insects, and plants.

In fact, this book tends to go off into explanation far more than crafting examples using the character. View all 12 comments.

Which I normally wouldn’t have minded too much, because as it turns out, Mr. His studies in Asian Culture included reaching the certificate level in the Japanese Tea Ceremony, had two years of apprenticeship in Japanese fine-pruning methods, and four years of instruction in the martial art form of T’ai chi ch’uan, including a year of Ch’i Kung. It has nuggets of wisdom sparsely scattered throughout, but it’s nothing like The Tao of Pooh.

There are still the interactions, albeit somewhat less adorable, with the denizens of the Hundred-Acre Wood, but they are nearly suffocated by lengthy broadsides against all sorts of political targets, from anti-Environmental Business to Technology, from Sci After enjoying Benjamin Hoff’s Tao of Pooh, with its delightful introduction of Taoist ideas using the classic A.


This book was originally rated at two stars by me because it really paled in comparison to the Tao of Pooh, which I still highly recommend.

Dutton Adult; 2nd second edition Text Only. Aug 19, Don Schminkey rated it liked it. Hoff obtained a B. The book is supposed to demonstrate how Piglet in the original A.

If you change you change, if you don’t you don’t.

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In all honesty, this book was benja,in disappointing compared to the first. You can’t say pigglet the island is the same about the mountain because they are both on Earth. However did they dare? For example, on page 78 he goes into a rather strange tangent against feminism, based on the choice of a woman choosing to keep her father’s name that she was born with, verses taking her husband’s name in marriage.

I would recommend this book for: Jun 29, Jordan Roberts rated it it was ok. Hoff starts with a good-old-days rant about Man living in Harmony with Nature and Spirits and whatnot before a Great Separation which caused deserts to form and violence and Confucianism. Want to Read saving…. It has a lot of good insight, and a lot of things to think about in life. While explaining the principles of Taoism through stories from A. He was kind of mean and condescending to Owl, Eeyore, and Rabbit, and spoke to Pooh like he was an idiot.