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Smashwords book reviews by vistoporfuera

  • The Manual of Bean Curd Boxing: Tai Chi and the Noble Art of Leaving Things Undone on Nov. 01, 2010

    An entertaining and refreshing book – laced with more than a hint of irreverent Taoist humour – that somehow manages to take in its stride the dichotomies of inserting ancient Chinese philosophies into our modern digital age without stumbling. (The experience is enhanced by the author's evocative and whimsical illustrations available as a separate download from the author's website.) Ideal for Tai Chi students but a good read for anyone who just needs to take life a bit more slowly and a little less seriously.
  • Inside the Tortilla: A Journey in Search of Authenticity on July 03, 2012

    Wittily weaving strands of Spanish culture and history through his search for an authentic tortilla recipe and a meaningful life, the author takes you on a journey through the Spain that exists after the tourist information office is closed. Better known for his insightful writing on Tai Chi, Paul Read demonstrates his versatility by bringing his quirky view of the world to bear on his adoptive homeland.  Travel writing and cookery all rolled into one whimsical adventure. Don't move abroad without reading this book first!