The Daily Stoic

  • by Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
  • Narrated by Brian Holsopple
  • 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations.
Why have history's greatest minds - from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson along with today's top performers, from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities - embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise.
The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from Emperor Marcus Aurelius, playwright Seneca, and slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year, you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come), you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

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Customer Reviews

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Makes Stoicism Accessible

Would you consider the audio edition of The Daily Stoic to be better than the print version?

The audio version is a great compliment to the printed version. Well narrated with multiple voices in a tasteful effort to sound like your listening to the scholars themselves.


What other book might you compare The Daily Stoic to and why?

The Daily Stoic is an instant timeless classic


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Each meditation is structured in a powerful way providing a concept, stoic quote, then description of how to apply in daily life.


Any additional comments?

The Daily Stoic is fantastic foundational book as both an introduction to stoicism and valuable essence of the best stoic concepts which is great for someone who reads the original stoic works regularly.

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- Jason Masciarelli

Not well made as audio

What disappointed you about The Daily Stoic?

You're supposed to listen to one meditation every day, but there is no audible separation between the 366 meditations so you don't know when to stop.... It turned out being a frustration experience instead of meditation.


Any additional comments?

Remake it asap, make a beep or somehow audibly announce when a chapter ends.

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- heldal@online.no

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-18-2016
  • Publisher: Tim Ferriss