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I blog over at Scott Reads It! I'm a reader, a writer, a blogger, and a humanitarian. I'm prone to fanboying about the latest nerdy films and books on a consistent basis! I'm nerdy and I know it.

The Tao of Pooh (The Wisdom of Pooh)

The Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff Find this review at Scott Reads It Recipe for Tao of Pooh1. 1 cup of Eastern Chinese philosophy2. 2 cups of Winnie the Pooh3. 3/4 quart of wisdom4. 3 Handfuls of fabulous drawings by Ernest Shepard5. The key to Happiness Mix them all together and you have the Tao of Pooh. The Tao of Pooh is a book that I loved whole heartily. Basically as the title suggest it's a allegorical interpetation of A.A. Milne's characters in the world of Daoism or Taoism. Inside this slender novel you will find some of the best advice I've ever heard. I learned so much about Taoism, alot more than I learned when I was in school. The Tao of Pooh helped me appreciate Taoism so much more and I saw how fantastic the principles of it are. This book gave Taoism a deeper meaning than just some old philosophy. You may not be a Taoist but you still can enjoy this novel and the wisdom it proved me with such as: "Everything has its own place and function. That applies to people, although many don't seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don't belong.""You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are." Benjamin Hoffman took of the most recognized characters in the world and used him to teach valuable lessons. This is one of the most original novels I have read and it was a quick read. I already have it's companion called the Te of Piglet waiting to be read. This practical book is about finding your inner self and making your life more positive. This one of the few inspirational books that I really enjoyed and I recommended it to everyone whether you are 10 or 110. 5/5 StarsMust Read