The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff

This topical Taoist manifesto, a sequel to Hoff’s bestselling The Tao of Pooh, was a 21-week PW bestseller.

The Te of Piglet . . . in which a good deal of Taoist wisdom is revealed through the character and actions of A. A. Milne’s Piglet. Piglet? Yes, Piglet.For the better than impulsive Tigger? or the gloomy Eeyore? or the intellectual Owl? or even the lovable Pooh? Piglet herein demonstrates a very important principle of Taoism: The Te–a Chinese word meaning Virtue–of the Small.

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The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff

A Review
“The Te of Piglet, written a decade after the bestselling Tao of Pooh, takes largely the same approach of explaining Taoism for modern Western readers, but covers ground not fully covered in the former book. Chinese and Taoist concepts and fables are intermixed with dialogue between the author and various Winnie the Pooh characters. Hoff’s favorite Pooh character is Piglet, and in this book, he explores the quiet virtues of a Very Small Animal.”

~ Johnathan C.

About Benjamin Hoff

benjamin hoffHoff grew up in the Portland, Oregon neighborhood of Sylvan, where he acquired a fondness of the natural world that has been highly influential in his writing. He attended elementary and middle school in Sylvan and attended both Benson Polytechnic High School and Lincoln High School in Portland. Hoff attended college at the University of Oregon in Eugene and the Portland Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art). Hoff obtained a B.A. in Asian Art from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 1973. Hoff has also studied architecture, music, fine arts, graphic design and Asian Culture. His studies in Asian Culture included reaching the certificate level in the Japanese Tea Ceremony, had two years of apprenticeship in Japanese fine-pruning methods, and four years of instruction in the martial art form of T’ai chi ch’uan, including a year of Ch’i Kung (also known as Qigong). Prior to his career in writing, he worked as a tree pruner, antiques restorer, hospital orderly, investigative reporter, photojournalist, recording musician, singer, and songwriter. In the 1960s, Hoff helped form the rock/pop band, the United Travel Service. In his spare time, he practices Taoist Qigong and T’ai chi ch’uan. He enjoys playing classical guitar, composing music and taking nature photographs.


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