Stoicism Book Summaries

30+ Best Books on Stoicism

Explore the wisdom of ancient Stoic philosophy and learn how to cultivate resilience, inner peace, and a fulfilling life with this handpicked selection of over 30 best books on Stoicism.

A Guide to the Good Life: 2 Minutes Summary

A Guide to the Good Life by William Irvine is an essential handbook for anyone looking to find true happiness and live a life of contentment.

A Man in Full: 2 Minutes Summary

Tom Wolfe’s darkly comic masterpiece, “A Man in Full”, is a thrilling exploration of race, class, and power in the New South.

A New Stoicism: 2 Minutes Summary

A New Stoicism by Laurence Becker offers an in-depth look at the ancient philosophy of Stoicism and how to apply it to modern life to achieve happiness and fulfillment.

Antifragile: 2 Minutes Summary

Antifragile is a groundbreaking exploration of how we can thrive by embracing unpredictability and uncertainty, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Courage Under Fire: 2 Minutes Summary

In Courage Under Fire, James Stockdale brings to life the incredible story of resilience, faith, and strength in the face of unimaginable adversity.

Dying Every Day: 2 Minutes Summary

Dying Every Day is a riveting exploration of Stoic philosophy and its influence on the Roman Emperor Nero that will leave you questioning the truths of life, death, and power.

Everything Has Two Handles: 2 Minutes Summary

Discover how to respond to the challenges of life from a spiritual perspective with this inspiring guide to finding inner peace and fulfillment from renowned psychiatrist and author, Ronald Pies.

Examined Lives: 2 Minutes Summary

Examined Lives takes an in-depth look at some of the most influential philosophers of the past, exploring their lives and works to reveal the power of philosophical thinking.

How to be a Stoic: 2 Minutes Summary

Learn how to live life with a Stoic mindset and become the best version of yourself with Massimo Pigliucci’s “How to be a Stoic”.

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: 2 Minutes Summary

Learn how to apply the Stoic philosophy of Ancient Rome to modern life in Donald Robertson’s “How to Think Like a Roman Emperor”!

Letters from a Stoic: 2 Minutes Summary

Learn the secrets of Stoic philosophy through the timeless wisdom of Seneca’s letters in “Letters from a Stoic”.

Letters on Ethics: To Lucilius: 2 Minutes Summary

In Letters on Ethics: To Lucilius, Seneca provides timeless wisdom on how to lead a life of virtue, integrity and honour.

Marcus Aurelius: A Life: 2 Minutes Summary

Discover the life and legacy of the renowned Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Frank McLynn’s “Marcus Aurelius: A Life”!

Philosophy as a Way of Life: 2 Minutes Summary

Discover how philosophy can be a source of strength and wisdom to help us live life more fully in Pierre Hadot’s inspiring work, “Philosophy as a Way of Life”.

Rome’s Last Citizen: 2 Minutes Summary

Journey back in time and experience the life of Roman philosopher and politician Marcus Cicero, as he faces the ultimate challenge of his life in the thrilling novel, Rome’s Last Citizen.

Stoic Warriors: 2 Minutes Summary

Stoic Warriors takes an in-depth look at how ancient Stoic philosophy can help modern warriors—and all of us—cope with the ethical and emotional challenges of living in a military culture.

Stoicism and Emotion: 2 Minutes Summary

In Stoicism and Emotion, Margaret Graver explores the complex relationship between stoic philosophy and emotions, delving into the ways that we can use stoicism to find peace and contentment.

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness: 2 Minutes Summary

This book offers an accessible guide to the wisdom of Stoicism, showing how its timeless teachings can help us lead a happier, more resilient and fulfilled life.

Stoicism: 2 Minutes Summary

Learn the core principles of Stoicism and how to apply them to your life with this concise and informative guide by John Sellars.

The Discourses of Epictetus: 2 Minutes Summary

The Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus offers an inspiring collection of timeless wisdom to help you live a life of virtue and contentment.

The Greatest Empire: 2 Minutes Summary

Discover how Rome rose from a small city-state to become one of the greatest empires in history with Emily Wilson’s The Greatest Empire.

The Little Book of Stoicism: 2 Minutes Summary

Learn how to live a life of peace and fulfillment with The Little Book of Stoicism, a modern guide to Stoic wisdom and practical advice.

The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: 2 Minutes Summary

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the philosophical underpinnings of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and how to apply it to everyday life.

The Practicing Stoic: 2 Minutes Summary

Unlock the timeless wisdom of the ancient Stoic philosophers and find guidance on living a good and meaningful life in The Practicing Stoic by Ward Farnsworth.