The Tao of Pooh

The Tao of PoohThe Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is a horrific observation on Taoism using the Pooh characters.

It very much feels like a book from the early 1980s. The inability for the author to go into any true detail of Taoism. There is no reference to the culture, the history or the socio-political situation means you get the typical Americanized whitewashing of a religion/philosophy.

I am not a religion expert, but I am buddhist (casual) and I have taken several classes on non-Western religions including Taoism, Confucianism, and other religions. It is so much more detailed then this book. Without having the details around the philosophy it becomes misleading.

The worst part though, it is boring as hell and though might have been a best seller in 1982 that doesn’t really count for interesting or accurate.

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