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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453649948
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453649947
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The Church of the Latter-Day Dude is a real religion inspired by the teachings in the film "The Big Lebowski" as well as several traditions which predate it, notably Taoism, American Transcendentalism and Humanism. You can get ordained as a Dudeist Priest at http://www.dudeism.com.

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It's just a really dude abiding kind of a book.
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Through the wisdom one can receive by reading and meditating on the words of this simple volume, one can find the inner-peace to truly abide.
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Delicious well written, intelligent, insightful and funny.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Leo V. Lane on September 15, 2011
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I love the movie and am amused to see how "The Dude" has become an archetype of sorts for the "Take it Easy" approach. That aside I am also somewhat familiar with the Tao Te Ching. To see these two thrown together, I thought was going to be at best a cheesy homage to the movie. However, I was astonished to see how well the spirit of the Tao Te Ching is actually captured using the story and the characters from the film. My compliments to the Church of the Latter Day Dude for for doing an absolute bang up job.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Peter on December 14, 2010
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this actually is a faithful translation of the Tao Te Ching... set in terms that are likely to be understood by another segment of the world society.

but, well, that's, just, like, my opinion, man... another Dudeist Priest
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 17, 2012
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This is a re-packaging, of sorts, of the Tao Te Ching. It has one chapter of witticisms and phrases culled from the movie, "The Big Lebowski", sort of put together in ways that re-phrase in parlance of our times, the original chapter of the Tao that follows, alternatingly.

If you're a fan of the Dude, this is kind of cute, and it gave me a desire to read the original. If you're not such a fan, you might not think it's cute. Could have spent a worse 99 cents.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By the notorious e on October 3, 2011
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Dudes, Dudeists, and scholars alike will want to check out this narrow tome about all the best of Lebowski, Life, Dudeism, and Daoism. An insightful read at any point along the trail.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott A. Waldyn on December 20, 2013
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It's hit or miss, strikes and gutter balls, man. Read these slowly, maybe even one a day. Reading them all at once will jumble them all together and seem a bit repetitive in the Duder quoting department. While a bit redundant after a while, it's a solid idear, and it'll make a nice gift for all the little urban achievers in your life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Karchner on December 10, 2013
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Well I never been to China, and I never been to France and I ain't never seen no Queen in her danged undies as a feller says.... But this a here story 'bout the dude ...er Tao ....er Whatever was a purdy good one....and in English too!
Soz I can die with a smile on my face...without feeling like the good Lord jipped me.....oh an @ 99 cents for the e book.....I figger ya can't go wrong.....well you take er easy.....I know that you will....oh a if ya don't mind friend.....I'm goin' to git me a nice sarsaparilla.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CarefreeVT on July 31, 2013
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Considering the times we live in with such polarization, sometimes we all need to peacefully abide. 'Engaged Pluralism' and 'Moral Conversation' intertwine philosophical beliefs by taking a look at just what it takes to have your mud settle to see the clear water. Putting old philosophies and classic religious contexts together, The Church of Latter-Day Dude clearly shows there is no gender in 'Dude' nor is this the religion of the lazy. Open your mind, expand your knowledge base, grab some friends and have some good honest fun...
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By mred870 on March 17, 2011
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This book is full of terrific insights on day to day struggles, The Dude has helped me go through and understand problems i have experienced and helped me flow through them. This book will change your perspective on the hardest aspects that create Nihilists and help you keep your toe off the line.
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