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This topical Taoist manifesto, a sequel to Hoff's bestselling The Tao of Pooh , was a 21-week PW bestseller.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Ten years later, a sequel to the runaway bestseller The Tao of Pooh. If you like marshmallow laced with arsenic, it was worth the wait. In the original, as you may recall, Hoff had an Idea: that Winnie-the-Pooh could be used to explain Taoism, the ancient Chinese way of balance. 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 through sensitivity, modesty, and smallness. Piglet, you see, is a ``Very Small Animal'' (for all his talk about smallness, Hoff, like A.A. Milne, who must be groaning in his grave, likes capital letters Very Much), and the diminutive porker's adventures are the perfect means to preach, Very Lightly, about being positive and ecological and upright. The trick is to ``observe, deduce, apply''; once done, the millennial ``Day of Piglet'' will arrive and human beings will once again achieve ``the state of paradise that existed before the Great Separation occurred.'' Watch out, though: All is not summer in the 100-Acre Wood. Beneath the goofy grin one finds bared teeth, as Hoff snaps away peevishly at Confucianism (``authoritarian, No- Nonsense attitude toward life''), Christianity, feminism (``behind their antimasculine words, it's Overmasculinity as Usual''), Republicans, critics, computers--whatever raises his Taoist hackles. All in a Good Cause, of course. No doubt, The Ching of Eeyore comes next. Then what? Well, by then the Day of Piglet will have come, and the whole world will be a Trillion-Acre Wood...so empty your pockets while you can, and watch Piglet bring home the bacon. (Illustrated with 51 line drawings from the original Pooh books. However did they dare?) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
truly disappointing. should've stopped after the first book.Published 17 days ago by Jonathan Hessler
Hoff's follow up to the inspiring Tao of Pooh. The sequel discusses the virtue of the small. A beautifully written companion to the Tao of Pooh, and a lovely read for the... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Allen Berry
Not as good as The Tao of Pooh , but still worth reading .
Most Americans still haven't heard of Taoism . A real shame . Read more
The Tao of Pooh, is an amazing book. Hoff should have stopped there. This book isn't glaringly awful, I didn't destroy it after reading it or anything. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher Michael
I finished the delightful little big book The Tao of Pooh first & admit I have not read this one yet, but you have got to get into the Tao wisdom of Pooh & Piglet & all the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jennie Martin
My interpretation of this book is that it's very misunderstood. The first time I read it I certinaly did not like it as much as Tao of Pooh but after a lot of thought into that I... Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Richmond