From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of Stoicism's greatest practitioners
Ryan Holiday is one of the world's foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He is the author of many bestselling books including The Obstacle is the Way; Ego is the Enemy; Stillness is the Key and The Daily Stoic. Stephen Hanselman has worked in publishing for over three decades. He received a Master's degree at Harvard Divinity School, while also studying at Harvard's philosophy department.
Stellar work ... This illuminating collection of biographies makes
great use of Stoic wisdom to demonstrate the tradition's values *
Publisher's Weekly *
In story after page-turning story, Lives of the Stoics brings ancient philosophers to life. -- David Epstein, bestselling author of Range
A great read, particularly for a tough time -- Gen. Stanley McChrystal, author of 'Team of Teams' and 'Leaders: Myth and Reality'
Wonderful -- Chris Bosh, two-time NBA Champion
There is philosophy for school and philosophy for life. This book is about the lives of men and women who lived their words and shows you how to do the same. -- Thomas Tull, founder of Legendary Entertainment
Whether you're a general or a gardener, a stockbroker or a senator, there is much to learn from Ryan Holiday's excellent Lives of the Stoics. -- Senator Ben Sasse
At a time when public nobility is hard to come by, this is a good reminder of the power of ethical leadership. * Kirkus Reviews *
Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman have achieved something remarkable with Lives of the Stoics. It's a gift to the many of us today who are searching for inspiration and sense a deep connection with the thought of Zeno, Cato, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Indispensable to anyone who genuinely wants to learn about Stoic philosophy. -- Donald Robertson, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor
With its emphasis on individual success and perserverence, stoicism is seeing an American renaissance. The authors offer brief instructional biographies of its major ancient practitioners. * New York Times *