Popular Books on Stoicism

These are books that are good introductions to Stoic philosophy and practice, for non-academics. NB: Please don't add translations of ancient texts, or academic texts. We're looking for modern books on applying Stoicism to daily life, aimed at the general public.
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44 books · 127 voters · list created November 14th, 2013 by Donald Robertson (votes) .
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message 1: by Htb2050 (new)

Htb2050 I have concerns about the book by Ryan Holiday.


message 2: by Misty (new)

Misty Htb2050 wrote: "I have concerns about the book by Ryan Holiday."

It was Holiday that got me interested in stoicism!


message 3: by Tom (new)

Tom Harned I second first commenter's concerns with the Ryan Holiday book. This book uses Stoicism as a marketing gimmick, but lacks any real depth or any meaningful discussion of stoicism. Given the other wonderful books on this list, my recommendation would be to skip the Holiday book.


message 4: by Htb2050 (new)

Htb2050 Tom wrote: "I second first commenter's concerns with the Ryan Holiday book. This book uses Stoicism as a marketing gimmick, but lacks any real depth or any meaningful discussion of stoicism. Given the other wo..."

Agreed. I read it and it was totally a marketing book and a bad one even at that.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Misty wrote: "Htb2050 wrote: "I have concerns about the book by Ryan Holiday."

It was Holiday that got me interested in stoicism!"


Same here!!


message 6: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Murg Misty wrote: "Htb2050 wrote: "I have concerns about the book by Ryan Holiday."

It was Holiday that got me interested in stoicism!"


Me too!


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