• What Is Love?

    Synopsis of What is Love?

    (by Andrews McMeel Publishing)

    Why is it that love receives less instruction than the average driver’s education class? We don’t learn to drive a car by crashing until we get it right, but this seems to be how we learn about love. In this bestselling book, What Is Love?, Taro Gold offers simple, practical guidance that can steer us through the twists and turns of love. By leading us first to become happy within, Taro offers us empowering advice on creating the love and happiness of our dreams.

    What Is Love? contains three sections:

    1. Love and Illusion: The Outer Path (Searching Through the Fantasy)
    2. Love and Reality: The Inner Path (Finding True Love Within)
    3. Love and Life: The Middle Path (Creating Love and Happiness Now)

    Inspirational quotes are sprinkled throughout the text, enriched by full-color watercolors. Like a sweet box of fine chocolates, it’s a great gift for Valentine’s Day, a wonderful gift to give oneself everyday, or to give a friend to make any day a special day.

    Love for What is Love?

    A Recommended Read by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and by more than fifty newspaper and magazine reviews across North America.

    “This is a beautiful and enlightening book about love. It is realistic, visionary, and practical, giving readers a better understanding of how they can contribute to the quality and outcome of all their relationships – friendships, work and school interactions, and romantic relationships. Everyone will be challenged, encouraged and enriched by reading it.” – Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of the number-one New York Times best-selling book Get the Love You Want

    What Is Love? is an inspirational handbook to happy, healthy, and fulfilled relationships. Reading it will uplift your spirit, clarify expectations, and open the door to the relationship of your dreams.” —Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D., author of the number-one New York Times best-selling book If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules

    What is Love? was awarded the ForeWord Book of the Year Award (Gold Seal / First Place) in the self-help/love category.

  • The Tao of Dad

    Synopsis of The Tao of Dad

    (by Andrews McMeel Publishing)

    The Tao of Dad celebrates the nobility and courage of men—the leaders, the thinkers, the teachers, and the soldiers—who shape our world today. Real words about real life show us how we can be wiser and happier, when we open our hearts and minds.

    Taro Gold’s life has been enriched by the guidance and comradeship of many great dads—from his father and stepfather to his grandpa and great-grandpa. The Tao of Dad is a fountain of insightful gems inspired by these men and many more dads around the world and throughout history.

    Illustrated with bold and stunning watercolor art, this collection of inspiring words offers important lessons and hope-filled visions including:

    • Physical force is temporary, as the body is transitory. But spiritual power is permanent, as the spirit is everlasting. —Mahatma Gandhi
    • Peace, like charity, begins at home. —Franklin D. Roosevelt
    • A day without laughter is a day wasted. —Grandpa

    The Chinese word Tao means “way” and implies “teachings” or “wisdom,” making The Tao of Dad the way to great, wise fathers. With more than 400 uplifting and thought-provoking quotes with Eastern sensibilities, The Tao of Dad will remind readers of the cherished moments, important lessons, and forward-looking visions that they have shared with the favorite men in their lives, dads, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, teachers, coaches, and friends.

    Love for The Tao of Dad

    A Recommended Read by Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble, and by more then fifty newspapers across North America.

    “One of the best collections of wisdom I’ve read. Packed with inspiring, sometimes funny, sometimes deeply thought-provoking gems.” – Jana Reiss, chief reviewer, Publishers Weekly

  • The Tao of Mom

    Synopsis of The Tao of Mom

    (by Andrews McMeel Publishing)

    Another of bestselling author Taro Gold’s beautiful creations, The Tao of Mom is a rare jewel of a book, celebrating the timeless theme of mothers’ love with a daily dose of inspiration.

    In The Tao of Mom, Taro Gold shares with us 365 rare and insightful quotations from mother figures around the world, revealing on each page the wisdom, courage, and compassion that define mothers. “Tao” is a Chinese word meaning way or path. The Tao of Mom, then, is literally The Way of Mothers.

    Many of the women celebrated in The Tao of Mom are well-known, while some are not. To further enrich our journey into the thoughts of each motherly figure, background details are included about each woman, such as Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the democratic movement in Myanmar; Maria Montessori, Italian educational reformer; and Abhirupa-Nanda, the great Indian poet—to name only a few.

    Lavishly illustrated, this gem of a book is for you to give to the moms in your life, for moms to give to you, for everyone to give to dads (as a loving reminder of how wise moms can be!) and of course for you to give to yourself. The Tao of Mom is for everyone in need of a daily dose of motherly love, wisdom and encouragement.

    Love for The Tao of Mom

    A Recommended Read by The Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and by more than fifty newspapers across North America.

    “Taro Gold’s book of quotations is centered on mothers, yet this book transcends that category to serve as an enlightening collection of knowledgeable sayings for anyone. Taro presents hundreds of quotations, ranging in length from three words to three sentences. The subjects encompass every aspect of daily life, and all readers will find inspiration and thought-provoking wisdom in its pages. Printed on an array of brightly colored patterns, this palm-sized volume makes a lovely gift.” – Jana Reiss, chief reviewer, Publishers Weekly