I may be biased, I have read many books on the Buddha and the Dharma in my life and I find Thich Nhat Hanh's writing style and poetic flow to be the greatest in all of Buddhism. I recommend all of his books, they all are most excellent. In Old Path White Clouds we find a simple masterpiece, much like practicing the Dharma itself. This book is the history of the Buddha's life and the begining of the practice he started. It is excellent in both its approchablity and powerful message. This book is worth every penny, buy it and improve your life.
Old Path, White Clouds is a wonderful book for anyone wanting to learn more about the life of Buddha, whether they be experienced with Buddhism or completely ignorant. The simplicity of this book makes it readable by a scholar or a junior high school student. Many popular books on Buddhism overlook the role of this historical Buddha. This book changed the way I thought about life and helped me experience mindfulness. Don't let the large size of this book deceive you. It is so engrossing and easy to read that you seem to quickly slide through it wishing for more when it is done. A book I would strongly recommend for the Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike.