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    • A Guide to the Good Life

    • The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
    • By: William B. Irvine
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891

    One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Sam A. Havens on 04-27-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • A Slap in the Face

    • Why Insults Hurt - And Why They Shouldn't
    • By: William B. Irvine
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Insults are part of the fabric of daily life. But why do we insult each other? Why do insults cause us such pain? Can we do anything to prevent or lessen this pain? Most importantly, how can we overcome our inclination to insult others? In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Aha!

    • The Moments of Insight That Shape Our World
    • By: William B. Irvine
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Great ideas often develop gradually after studying a problem at length--but not always. Sometimes an insight hits like a bolt from the blue. For Archimedes clarity struck while he was taking a bath. For Gustav Mahler it came as the blades of his oars touched the water. And for Albert Einstein, it emerged while he was talking to a friend.

    • The Moments of Insight That Shape Our World
    • By: William B. Irvine
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 01-29-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95