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Soon to be published, The Tao of the Dude is the essential guide for practicing Dudeists to keep their minds limber and avoid uptight thinking.

The book will consist of collected quotes from great Dudeist thinkers throughout history. It addresses various subjects near and dear to the Dudeist heart, such as conflict ("This Aggression Will Not Stand"), leisure ("Just Take it Easy Man") and tolerance ("That’s Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man"). Featuring luminaries like Bertrand Russell, Lao Tzu, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Kurt Vonnegut and many many more, this collection makes it plain that Dudeism is a creed that has existed down through the ages.

Each chapter features inspiring and thought-provoking introductory essays by Oliver Benjamin (the founder of Dudeism) which discuss how each topic is realized in The Big Lebowski and in other works of art and philosophy throughout history.

Currently, we’re looking for contributors who would like to contribute quotes, passages from books (both fiction and non-fiction) and other tidbits of interesting insight that can help to illuminate the Dudeist way of thinking.

the tao of the dude back coverSubmissions can be sent here. If you know of a really great quote but you don’t know who said or wrote it, send it on anyway and maybe we can figure it out.

Folks whose contributions are particularly noteworthy will recieve a free copy of the book. However, everyone who contributes material that ends up in the final copy will have their name listed in an appendix.

Here are the topics/chapters that will be in the book:

THIS AGGRESSION WILL NOT STAND

Conflict

A WORTHY FUCKIN’ ADVERSARY

War and Politics

OUR BASIC FREEDOMS

Liberty and Lifestyle

JUST TAKE IT EASY, MAN

Leisure & Relaxation

GO FIND A CASH MACHINE

Money and Materialism

ARE YOU EMPLOYED, SIR?

Work

KEEP MY MIND LIMBER

Intellect and Uptight Thinking

A LOT OF INS AND OUTS

Open-mindedness and Creativity

THAT’S JUST, LIKE, UH, YOUR OPINION, MAN

Pluralism and Tolerance

CAN’T BE WORRIED ABOUT THAT SHIT

Peace of Mind

AND PROUD WE ARE OF ALL OF THEM

Ambition and Achievement

THE FUCKING EAGLES, MAN

The United States of America

WHAT’S A HEE-RO?

Heroism

SOME KIND OF AN EASTERN THING

Zen Dudeism

A WISER FELLER THAN MYSELF ONCE SAID

Knowledge and Education

NEW SHIT HAS COME TO LIGHT

Progress

WHAT IN GOD’S HOLY NAME ARE YOU BLATHERING ABOUT?

Religion

CAREFUL, MAN, THERE’S A BEVERAGE HERE!

Alcohol

A PRETTY STRICT, UH, DRUG UH, REGIMEN

Drugs

STRONGLY VAGINAL. …AND A PAIR OF TESTICLES

The Sexes

THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US, DUDE

Idealism and Morality

THE PREFERRED NOMENCLATURE

Language and Conversation

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

The “F” word

THERE’S NOT A LITERAL CONNECTION

Art, Literature & Film

THE WHOLE DURNED HUMAN COMEDY

Funny Stuff

THE ROYAL WE

Friendship & Community

REALLY TIED THE ROOM TOGETHER

The Dudeiverse

FURTHER ON DOWN THE TRAIL

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