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Benjamin Hoff Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Hoff has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the literary industry

A bestselling author and experienced writer, Mr. Hoff was the first to bring the philosophy of Taoism into mainstream culture.

    PORTLAND, OR, July 16, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Benjamin Hoff with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Hoff celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A bestselling author and experienced writer, Mr. Hoff was the first to bring the philosophy of Taoism into mainstream culture. He attributes his successes to his ability to write about unusual subjects in such a way that others are able to understand them. Consequently, this is exactly what he did in his best known book, "The Tao of Pooh," which was on the New York Times' Bestseller List for 49 weeks and its successor, "The Te of Piglet," which was on the New York Times' Bestseller List for 59 weeks. These books were lauded for their unique explanations of Taoist beliefs and writings through A.A. Milne's characters from "Winnie the Pooh." The books are still used today in high school and college classrooms for a range of subjects including science, business, philosophy, literature and world culture. Additionally, as a testament to their mainstream popularity, "The Tao of Pooh" was featured as the subject of a TV Guide crossword puzzle, and "The Te of Piglet" was the subject of a question on the popular television show "Jeopardy." Mr. Hoff also authored "The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley," the biography of fellow Oregon author and nature writer, Opal Whiteley, which features her childhood diary. This biography earned Mr. Hoff the American Book Award in 1988 and is often recognized as a cult classic.

Growing up in a family of artists, engineers and explorers, Mr. Hoff also studied architecture, music, fine arts, graphic design and Asian culture. Professionally, he has held an eclectic range of positions as an investigative photojournalist, a tree pruner, a songwriter, a recording musician and a singer. He was also the lead guitarist in two rock 'n' roll bands, United Travel Service and The Redondos. Through all of this, however, he was always a writer, having developed an initial affinity while writing for his school newsletter in the third grade. Today, Mr. Hoff spends his time designing a line of solid-body electric guitars.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Benjamin Hoff has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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