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The Couple's Tao Te Ching

Ancient Advice for Modern Lovers

William Martin, Hank Tusinski (Illustrator)


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Following the successful debut of the Parent's Tao Te Ching -- William Martin now reinterprets the Tao for couples.

With The Parent's Tao Te Ching, William Martin beautifully re-interpreted Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching -- one of the world's oldest and most widely read books of wisdom -- expressly for parents. Now, he distills and freshly re-interprets the essence of each of the Tao's 81 chapters to speak directly and clearly to couples.

William Martin's indelible, spirited, and sage advice, rendered in free verse, captures the ancient spirit of Lao Tzu's original text, yet speaks directly to modern lovers--and to the full sweep of their experiences and emotions. A deeply felt alternative to advice books that urge readers to manipulate their partners rather than to love them, The Couple's Tao Te Ching is for everyone who has embarked upon a loving relationship, which, as William Martin says, "can be the most rewarding and enlightening adventure possible."

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9781569246504, 144pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 1999

About the Author

William Martin has been a student of the Tao for almost twenty years. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Western Theological Seminary, he is the author of The Parent's Tao Te Ching, The Couple's Tao Te Ching, and The Sage's Tao Te Ching. Today he operates, with his wife, Nancy, The Still Point, a center for the practice of Taoist/Zen meditation in Chico, California.