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The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
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Jan 21, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: j-and-j

Why I read it:
- I'm an old fan of Pooh semiotics; I miss my Bear of Very Little Brain; A friend I love loved it;

What to eat with it:
- Something pickled! (Alternatively, there's always honey.) My favorite new, not-Pooh material was The Three Vinegar Tasters allegory. I find the distinctions drawn between Buddh-, Tao-, and Confucianism to be enlightening. I may use this as my book for the Edible Book Festival. (Don't steal my idea. I'll get my sous chef to whip you with udon al dente.)

Who it's for:
- I read and liked this as a newly, unBearably Pooh-less Piglet;
- I think that Poohs wouldn't write, need, or read this book. For the rest of us creatures, though, it's a comfort. (The author probably isn't a Pooh. He's a little too prescriptive. While I enjoyed the grumps at Tigger, Owl, and Rabbit (particularly the grumps at Tigger, who is NOT a wonderful thing, grrr) I happen to know that Pooh would be okay with the blockishness, however carved, of all of them.)
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