Synopses & Reviews
In eighty-one brief chapters, Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao—the basic principle of the universe.
Stephen Mitchell's bestselling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.
“I have read many translations of this ancient text but Mitchells is by far the best.” James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces
In an all new look for this acclaimed translation of a classic, Loa-tzu's "Tao Te Ching, "or "Book of the Way," is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 brief chapters, it looks at the basic predicament of being alive and gives advice to help achieve balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit.
About the Author
Stephen Mitchell's many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, and The Second Book of the Tao, as well as The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, and Meetings with the Archangel.