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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His critique was absurd and highly insensitive. Milne characters, I approached the rather thicker Te of Piglet with gleeful anticipation. One day I was walking through the bog, gazing wistfully at the muddy water, when I came across Eeyore in his den. Um, yeah–just like Hoff. About Benjamin Hoff Benjamin Hoff is a writer, photographer, musician and composer and a specialist in Japanese fine-pruning, with a degree in Ancient Art.

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Dutton Adult; 2nd second edition Text Only. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. If you enjoyed The Tao of Pooh, spare yourself and don’t pick up this book. These books are filled with delightful little insights into the motivations behind Pooh and his friends, comparing the id and the ego of Pooh and Piglet while drawing comparisons from literature and pigglet of thought throughout the world.


You’d do much better to read Winnie the Pooh in the original. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Add all benjamjn to Cart Add all three to List. In a quiet way, that is, and without being really helpful.


Hoff makes statements that he has no interest in backing up at any point and appears to have only wanted to do a sequel so that he could criticize the West. This book is hhoff a platform for the author to whine about how much he hates the US, and placing all of east Asia on a pedastal while completely ignoring their problems.

This book veers into similar territory with a completely irrelevant bashfest on Pigelt political conservatives, while remaining completely silent on problems that may exist with the other side of the political aisle. Alas, if only the book were thinner. That is my beef.

Then some ravings about news media and about the American educational system. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. There was a problem adding your email address. Jul 18, Kathryn rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I only made it about half-way through pitlet book and that was a struggle–I continued only because I had such fond memories of “The Tao of Pooh.

The book is supposed to demonstrate how Piglet in the original A. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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I think this book is suitable for readers of all ages, there is something to be gained for nearly every audience. To illustrate this the author wrote a bunch of new situations for Piglet. Also apparently in Benjamin Hoff’s world there aren’t any capitalist economies in Asia, thats just our filthy Western problem. Piglet herein demonstrates a very important principle of Taoism: But he gets on such a strong winded tangent with the details that no one, over 10 years later, are going to be impressed by what he is referencing.


At first I enjoyed it for what I was learning about Chinese philosophy. Milne writings personified Te, or ‘Virtue in Action’.

This is my third purchase of this book, I wore the other two out. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Jul 26, Erin rated it it was ok Recommended to Erin by: No More Magic Wands. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

The author’s explanations of Taoism and Te through Pooh and Piglet show that this is not an ancient and remote philosophy but something that you can use, piiglet and now.

If you teach people incorrectly, they won’t learn, and they’ll hurt themselves and others. As if we don’t have establishments in the United States where you can sit and talk and interact and be social, or that they don’t have fast food restaurants in China they get you in and out the door as quick as possible.

Another average read by Hoff. In the original, as you may recall, Hoff had an Idea: