Getting Right with Tao:
A Contemporary Spin on the Tao Te Ching
by Ron Hogan
A decade in the making, Ron Hogan’s Getting Right with Tao conveys the essence of the Tao Te Ching but with a modern, self-aware sensibility. The original pragmatic treatise on personal development gets a contemporary, Tarantinoesque gloss in eighty-one spare, stripped-down chapters.
What does it mean to be alive? What do you want from life? With a unique voice and incisive style, Hogan gets right to what matters.
The Tao Te Ching has been one of the world’s central philosophical texts for more than two millennia. Many have been inspired to translate this work into English, but few versions capture Lao Tzu’s motivational spirit as effectively as Ron Hogan’s wry and bare-bones adaptation.
“While enlightenment is never simple or quick, Ron couldn’t have made it any easier to get the damn message. It’s The Old Farmer’s Almanac meets Eastern philosophy — what’s not to love?”
“In an increasingly ‘just the facts’ world, Hogan’s edgy interpretation of the Tao Te Ching marries the wisdom of the original teachings with a fresh new voice that resonates with those searching for timeless life lessons delivered in a language and tone that goes down easy. Powerful. Raw. Relevant. I’ll be quoting from it for years to come.”
“ Ron Hogan’s paraphrase of the Tao Te Ching captures the spirit of the Chinese classic as pragmatic advice in a modern American vernacular.”