A Handbook for New Stoics

How to Thrive in a World out of Your Control; 52 Week-by-Week Lessons
Narrated by: Rupert Farley
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A pragmatic philosophy more popular than ever - here are 52 ancient lessons to help you overcome adversity and find tranquility in the modern world.

An ancient belief system made new, Stoicism teaches us how to accept the things we cannot change and how to live a good life. It helps us improve our outlook, increase our well-being, and thrive in the face of adversity. But how does one live like a Stoic? 

In A Handbook for New Stoics, renowned philosopher Massimo Pigliucci and practitioner Gregory Lopez guide listeners through 52 weekly lessons, each based on a common obstacle. Stressing out about a meeting at work? Try listing the things you can control and those you can’t. Epictetus writes: “In our power are thought, impulse, will to get, and will to avoid” - in other words, our own attitudes. Discover what you can control and quickly achieve peace of mind. 

Featuring quotes from philosophers, analysis by the authors, and journaling activities, these lessons enable listeners to reframe their perceptions and be happier.

©2019 Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great Listen so far and love the content BUT...

I love the layout, concept and content of this book so far. I am excited to listen to the rest of it and to dive in to the weekly exercises for sure! There is no downloadable PDF(s) to track your responses to the weekly exercises that I can locate. I can pause and write the questions and answers but would be nice as an additional tool to track all the responses to the weekly lesson content in one printed out lesson plan.

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This Book is Amazing! Great performance too.

Love this book! Halfway through and it’s already changed my life. I don’t necessarily like the positive thinking movement, so this book is a great practical tool to actually live a healthier, happier life. Love that they use modern language and social media examples instead of outdated examples like most books do.

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Great read!

I really liked this book and how it was set up as a weekly work book. Very informative and helpful for anyone trying to help themselves deal with every day life obstacles. I really like Stoic philosophy.

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Very Helpful Advice for Keeping One's Cool

I happened to receive this book at just the right time. When, "helpful" friends, where giving me lots of harmful advice on how to handle a situation, including that I should be tougher, meaner, etc. This book helps one to keep their cool when addressing stressful situations. Keeping yourself in the driver's seat, and not getting upset. But, handling things smoothly. And, realizing what you can and can't control. Helped me in dealing more calmly with a painful, confrontational situation. And by ignoring other peoples' advice, that was only stirring up more drama, emotion, and less control of the situation.