The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity

A beautifully packaged, gifty daily devotional of Stoic wisdom, from the author of The Obstacle is the Way.   Modern readers praise Stoic philosophy for its unique blend of practicality and wisdom. But it's admittedly hard for the average reader to decipher the Dover Thrift edition of Marcus Aurelius' work. The antiquated, needlessly formal language of most modern translatio A beautifully packaged, gifty daily devotional of Stoic wisdom, from the author of The Obstacle is the Way.   Mod...

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Title:The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity
Author:Ryan Holiday
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Genres:Philosophy
ISBN:The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
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Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity Reviews

  • Marianne
    Dec 07, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

  • Amy
    Mar 01, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

  • Samy
    Mar 03, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

  • Alejandro
    Jan 08, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

  • Justin
    Dec 31, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

    Essential Daily Reading Occasionally I had to read multiple days to catch up, but this book has been helpful through the year as I try to be more practical and less angsty in life. Get you one of these. It?s underpriced, really. ...

  • Daniel Taylor
    Feb 25, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

    Essential Daily Reading Occasionally I had to read multiple days to catch up, but this book has been helpful through the year as I try to be more practical and less angsty in life. Get you one of these. It?s underpriced, really. ...

    Make your life worth living, face your fear of death! Pop culture likes to lead you to believe that if you set your mind to anything, you can achieve it. But you don't need to live too long to realise you don't have complete control over circumstances. You may have prospered yest...

  • Sarah
    Mar 03, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

  • Steve
    Dec 12, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

  • Juvoni
    Dec 21, 2016

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

    Essential Daily Reading Occasionally I had to read multiple days to catch up, but this book has been helpful through the year as I try to be more practical and less angsty in life. Get you one of these. It?s underpriced, really. ...

    Make your life worth living, face your fear of death! Pop culture likes to lead you to believe that if you set your mind to anything, you can achieve it. But you don't need to live too long to realise you don't have complete control over circumstances. You may have prospered yest...

    An awesome daily push in the right direction. Very straight forward. Easy to comprehend. ...

    A good daily companion for cultivating a stoic philosophy. Each month is themed and there are daily exerts from famous stoic philosophers with additional commentary from the authors. I liked the approach of spreading the read out across the year to allow space for the concepts to take ...

  • April
    Mar 19, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

    Essential Daily Reading Occasionally I had to read multiple days to catch up, but this book has been helpful through the year as I try to be more practical and less angsty in life. Get you one of these. It?s underpriced, really. ...

    Make your life worth living, face your fear of death! Pop culture likes to lead you to believe that if you set your mind to anything, you can achieve it. But you don't need to live too long to realise you don't have complete control over circumstances. You may have prospered yest...

    An awesome daily push in the right direction. Very straight forward. Easy to comprehend. ...

    A good daily companion for cultivating a stoic philosophy. Each month is themed and there are daily exerts from famous stoic philosophers with additional commentary from the authors. I liked the approach of spreading the read out across the year to allow space for the concepts to take ...

    I need to start my day with a philosophical and spiritual pause. To get focused and right sized. This book is useful for that. However, it's aimed at a business or yuppie audience. Some of the reflections are douchey and self serving. I find that grating. Still, I'm interested in stoic...

    3.5, really. I mean, I don't really need to review Seneca for you all, right? There are a number of people I'd like to give this to. I read this in a few big chunks instead of in small daily doses, which is probably not the best choice. ...

    This book outlines the stoic approach to life. The book is broken down into short reminders and brief explanations. A book you'll likely come back to from time to time. It does not need to read in sequence. ...

    I started this book in December and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, there isn't much original content and I can only stand having Fight Club quoted at me so many times. I ended up reading through August. ...

  • I.C. Robledo
    Jun 11, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

  • Raymond
    Jul 16, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

  • Sandy  Kemp
    Jan 18, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

  • Michael
    Nov 28, 2016

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

    Essential Daily Reading Occasionally I had to read multiple days to catch up, but this book has been helpful through the year as I try to be more practical and less angsty in life. Get you one of these. It?s underpriced, really. ...

    Make your life worth living, face your fear of death! Pop culture likes to lead you to believe that if you set your mind to anything, you can achieve it. But you don't need to live too long to realise you don't have complete control over circumstances. You may have prospered yest...

    An awesome daily push in the right direction. Very straight forward. Easy to comprehend. ...

    A good daily companion for cultivating a stoic philosophy. Each month is themed and there are daily exerts from famous stoic philosophers with additional commentary from the authors. I liked the approach of spreading the read out across the year to allow space for the concepts to take ...

    I need to start my day with a philosophical and spiritual pause. To get focused and right sized. This book is useful for that. However, it's aimed at a business or yuppie audience. Some of the reflections are douchey and self serving. I find that grating. Still, I'm interested in stoic...

    3.5, really. I mean, I don't really need to review Seneca for you all, right? There are a number of people I'd like to give this to. I read this in a few big chunks instead of in small daily doses, which is probably not the best choice. ...

    This book outlines the stoic approach to life. The book is broken down into short reminders and brief explanations. A book you'll likely come back to from time to time. It does not need to read in sequence. ...

    I started this book in December and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, there isn't much original content and I can only stand having Fight Club quoted at me so many times. I ended up reading through August. ...

    Did it for a year I just finished this book today, day 365 of 2017. At the risk of sounding schmaltzy, it was a bit of a guiding light this year, something I looked forward to reading each morning to help frame my perspective for the day. I plan to start over tomorrow. ...

    Great book that I will continue to read on a daily basis. ...

  • Jacqueline
    Jul 13, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

    Essential Daily Reading Occasionally I had to read multiple days to catch up, but this book has been helpful through the year as I try to be more practical and less angsty in life. Get you one of these. It?s underpriced, really. ...

    Make your life worth living, face your fear of death! Pop culture likes to lead you to believe that if you set your mind to anything, you can achieve it. But you don't need to live too long to realise you don't have complete control over circumstances. You may have prospered yest...

    An awesome daily push in the right direction. Very straight forward. Easy to comprehend. ...

    A good daily companion for cultivating a stoic philosophy. Each month is themed and there are daily exerts from famous stoic philosophers with additional commentary from the authors. I liked the approach of spreading the read out across the year to allow space for the concepts to take ...

    I need to start my day with a philosophical and spiritual pause. To get focused and right sized. This book is useful for that. However, it's aimed at a business or yuppie audience. Some of the reflections are douchey and self serving. I find that grating. Still, I'm interested in stoic...

    3.5, really. I mean, I don't really need to review Seneca for you all, right? There are a number of people I'd like to give this to. I read this in a few big chunks instead of in small daily doses, which is probably not the best choice. ...

  • Sean Goh
    May 17, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

  • John Lanza
    Oct 21, 2016

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

    Essential Daily Reading Occasionally I had to read multiple days to catch up, but this book has been helpful through the year as I try to be more practical and less angsty in life. Get you one of these. It?s underpriced, really. ...

    Make your life worth living, face your fear of death! Pop culture likes to lead you to believe that if you set your mind to anything, you can achieve it. But you don't need to live too long to realise you don't have complete control over circumstances. You may have prospered yest...

    An awesome daily push in the right direction. Very straight forward. Easy to comprehend. ...

    A good daily companion for cultivating a stoic philosophy. Each month is themed and there are daily exerts from famous stoic philosophers with additional commentary from the authors. I liked the approach of spreading the read out across the year to allow space for the concepts to take ...

    I need to start my day with a philosophical and spiritual pause. To get focused and right sized. This book is useful for that. However, it's aimed at a business or yuppie audience. Some of the reflections are douchey and self serving. I find that grating. Still, I'm interested in stoic...

    3.5, really. I mean, I don't really need to review Seneca for you all, right? There are a number of people I'd like to give this to. I read this in a few big chunks instead of in small daily doses, which is probably not the best choice. ...

    This book outlines the stoic approach to life. The book is broken down into short reminders and brief explanations. A book you'll likely come back to from time to time. It does not need to read in sequence. ...

    I started this book in December and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, there isn't much original content and I can only stand having Fight Club quoted at me so many times. I ended up reading through August. ...

    Did it for a year I just finished this book today, day 365 of 2017. At the risk of sounding schmaltzy, it was a bit of a guiding light this year, something I looked forward to reading each morning to help frame my perspective for the day. I plan to start over tomorrow. ...

  • Patrick
    Nov 13, 2016

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

    Essential Daily Reading Occasionally I had to read multiple days to catch up, but this book has been helpful through the year as I try to be more practical and less angsty in life. Get you one of these. It?s underpriced, really. ...

    Make your life worth living, face your fear of death! Pop culture likes to lead you to believe that if you set your mind to anything, you can achieve it. But you don't need to live too long to realise you don't have complete control over circumstances. You may have prospered yest...

    An awesome daily push in the right direction. Very straight forward. Easy to comprehend. ...

    A good daily companion for cultivating a stoic philosophy. Each month is themed and there are daily exerts from famous stoic philosophers with additional commentary from the authors. I liked the approach of spreading the read out across the year to allow space for the concepts to take ...

    I need to start my day with a philosophical and spiritual pause. To get focused and right sized. This book is useful for that. However, it's aimed at a business or yuppie audience. Some of the reflections are douchey and self serving. I find that grating. Still, I'm interested in stoic...

  • Adam McNamara
    Nov 16, 2016

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

  • A
    Oct 29, 2016

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

    Essential Daily Reading Occasionally I had to read multiple days to catch up, but this book has been helpful through the year as I try to be more practical and less angsty in life. Get you one of these. It?s underpriced, really. ...

    Make your life worth living, face your fear of death! Pop culture likes to lead you to believe that if you set your mind to anything, you can achieve it. But you don't need to live too long to realise you don't have complete control over circumstances. You may have prospered yest...

    An awesome daily push in the right direction. Very straight forward. Easy to comprehend. ...

    A good daily companion for cultivating a stoic philosophy. Each month is themed and there are daily exerts from famous stoic philosophers with additional commentary from the authors. I liked the approach of spreading the read out across the year to allow space for the concepts to take ...

    I need to start my day with a philosophical and spiritual pause. To get focused and right sized. This book is useful for that. However, it's aimed at a business or yuppie audience. Some of the reflections are douchey and self serving. I find that grating. Still, I'm interested in stoic...

    3.5, really. I mean, I don't really need to review Seneca for you all, right? There are a number of people I'd like to give this to. I read this in a few big chunks instead of in small daily doses, which is probably not the best choice. ...

    This book outlines the stoic approach to life. The book is broken down into short reminders and brief explanations. A book you'll likely come back to from time to time. It does not need to read in sequence. ...

  • Ying Ying
    Apr 11, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

  • Samantha Choo
    Mar 30, 2018

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

  • Sydney
    Jan 29, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

  • PolicemanPrawn
    Jan 09, 2018

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

  • Stefan-Iulian Tesoi
    Dec 02, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

  • Adrianna
    Apr 27, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

  • Phill
    Dec 01, 2016

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

  • Jill
    Jan 04, 2017

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

  • Josh McVay
    Jan 02, 2018

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

  • John Baker
    Jan 04, 2018

    The meditations are so short that they cannot satisfy my daily thirst. However, because the texts are not tightly connected, "reading" quickly on one-go feels like drinking too many different beverages at the same time; soon you lose your feeling. What this book did do is to re-awaken...

    Read it in just under 6 weeks, rather than a year. Some days are repetitive, but then again so is life, since lessons tend to be repeated until learnt. But as the conclusion says, theory is easy, practice is hard (and never-ending). ___ Stoicism in a nutshell: Virtue (four cardinal v...

    This was a really good collection of quotes from Stoic philosophers such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus and daily meditations from the authors Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I read two meditations a day from December 2016 to July 2017. I enjoyed learning from the wisdom...

    I am a fan of some of Marcus Aurelius' writing so I bought this book looking forward to discovering other ancient Stoic writers. Instead, I found mostly the interpretations of the editor with just small snippets from the Stoic greats. Sometimes it's hard to find the Stoic quotes amidst...

    It's perfect for it's purpose, a daily dip into stoic wisdom. Those who rated it one star are judging against a standard it's not attempting to meet. The author does not claim to give the best translations, only accessible ones. I'm probably going to end up buying this and reading ...

    Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act b...

    In one pithy word: rudimentary. What an affront to the great thinkers of ancient times. Each "daily meditation" is but a tiny drop of water splashing itself into the vast blue sea; nary an impact, nary a difference. Would not recommend. ...

    I bought this book in hopes to get a modern take of stoic philosophy. The book is intended to start on January 1st which is slightly distracting but that's neither here nor there. Each passage has a snippet of a classic stoic philosopher and a few paragraphs on how that particular snip...

    This is definitely a unique book. To begin with, I do not follow the philosophy of Stoicism; however, that does not seem to be necessary in order to keep up with this book (say, how you would need to be of a certain group to understand certain catchphrases or words, this book is writ...

    I have to admit I wasn't reading this every day, I also started it in April, so I have missed a couple of months, I also skipped some days by just completely forgetting about this book, sometimes even weeks. However, some of the quotes and analysis of them were quite relatable, some...

    An excellent, practical series of meditations drawing on Stoic philosophy that guide everyday living in the modern world. Surprisingly relevant. Occasionally, the application of Stoic philosophy seemed to be drawing a long bow but, overall, beneficial advice. Much better than some of t...

    What the author has done is to compile quotes from great Stoics (mostly Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus) and try to make it relevant to the common reader by making cringeworthy references to Chuck Palahniuk or other modern figures and extremely shallow commentary. This book i...

    I am glad to have this handy book which was a wonderful introduction to Stoic philosophy. Many people may think that philosophy isn't very relevant because it deals with big abstract questions that don't seem to have firm solutions. Well, Stoic philosophy is different. It is completely...

    Couldn?t recommend this enough. This is one New Years resolution that I?ll be forever thankful I picked up. Over the course of the last year these daily devotionals have managed to change the way I look at the world ever so slightly and have opened my mind to a new life philosophy....

    Started reading this with the new year and stopped today. It was frustratingly repetitive, with only 2 or 3 ideas said over and over again in different ways by different people. ...

    So disappointed in this book. Stoicism isn't for this emotional artist. ...

    This book is meant to be read one day at a time, but I couldn?t help but go through it over the course of a couple of weeks. Emotional stability is something that?s of the utmost importance if you want to make the best decisions in your life. I find that the stoic philosophy lends ...

    I really loved every single Marcus Aurelius quotation - I always mean to get around to reading the Meditations properly; I found that Epictetus was often lovely to chew on; and I suppose both Seneca and the author's own writings were good practice at being stoic about my responses to t...

    When in doubt, read the Daily Stoic! This book is supposed to be read over the course of a year and it indeed took me about a year to read it not because I've read everyday one of the 366 pieces of stoic wisdom but because I've read a bunch of them when I needed advice most. It was gre...

    This is stoicism broken down into daily bite-sized pieces. All satisfactory really, but it can be repetitive, and a little superficial. I couldn't read it day-by-day as you're supposed to, but would read bigger chunks every now and then. ...

    Essential Daily Reading Occasionally I had to read multiple days to catch up, but this book has been helpful through the year as I try to be more practical and less angsty in life. Get you one of these. It?s underpriced, really. ...

    Make your life worth living, face your fear of death! Pop culture likes to lead you to believe that if you set your mind to anything, you can achieve it. But you don't need to live too long to realise you don't have complete control over circumstances. You may have prospered yest...

    An awesome daily push in the right direction. Very straight forward. Easy to comprehend. ...