The Tao of Pug
Wilson the Pug (Author) Nancy Levine (Author)
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DescriptionPlayful, endearing, and clearly profound, The Tao of Pug looks at the big picture from the eyes of a little dog. Meet Wilson the Pug, a dog with a great deal of wisdom to share. A much-admired spiritual teacher, Wilson lives by the principles of the Tao Te Ching, the ancient Chinese text on the art of living. Passed on through the generations from his ancestor Pug-tzu--companion to the philosopher and author of the Tao Te Ching, Lao-tzu--the wisdom of the Tao has helped Wilson lead a simple, peaceful, and fulfilling life. Deciding it was time to share this spiritual knowledge, Wilson enlisted the help of his owner (and photographer), Nancy Levine, to bring you The Tao of Pug. Each photograph captures Wilson's charm and humor as he illustrates the timeless principles of the Tao Te Ching with examples from his active life alongside quotes from the original text. With his adorably expressive face, funny poses, and trademark yin-yang coat, Wilson has an unmistakable magnetism that has won him countless admirers, of all canine and philosophical persuasions. Wilson's comical lessons on life pair beautifully with Levine's delightful photographs to make The Tao of Pug a must-have book for pug lovers of any age.
April 25, 2017
6.9 X 6.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
Wilson the Pug is a direct descendant and lineage bearer of Pug-tzu, companion of the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu. The latter is widely credited with authoring the Tao Te Ching. Wilson lives in Berkeley, California, where he finds much tolerance for this Taoist canine American lifestyle. Nancy Levine is a veteran dog photographer and former staff photographer for the Elmsford, New York, Humane Society. She has had extensive experience in theater and stand-up comedy and is a regular contributor to the Investigative Report, a cutting-edge parody newspaper in San Francisco. Her commentaries have been broadcast in the Bay Area on NPR affiliates, and her writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. She is currently vice president of client services for an executive search firm and conducts corporate training workshops in the Bay Area. Originally from Scarsdale, New York, Levine now resides with Wilson in Berkeley, California.
"Everyone loves a Pug--and now there's a book that's dedicated to looking at the world through the eyes of one of these sagely squat dogs." --Dogster "I love all of Wilson the Pug's books! He's a pug hero, helping The Humane Society of the United States to stop puppy mills!" --Gracie, pug of Patti Davis, and author of The Wit and Wisdom of Gracie "Wow! Hat's off to you, Wilson the Pug! Who'd ever think a pug could write a book. The Tao of Pug is funny and wise. You do a pug proud!" --Frank the Pug, from the movie Men in Black III "You don't have to be a pug to love Wilson the Pug and his very funny book, The Tao of Pug. Milo loved it too!" --Otis the Pug, from the movie The Adventures of Milo and Otis