What are the best stoicism books?

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    #1Meditations

    Meditations

    Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes and ideas on Stoic philosophy. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length, from only one sentence, to long paragraphs. 

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    Lisa Richards
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Meditations is a must-read book for anyone interested in learning more about stoicism. This philosophy goes back so far in history that it's a true privilege to read. I feel like this collection by Marcus Aurelius holds a deeper meaning to life than we can learn from just our own lifes history alone."
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    #2Letters from a Stoic

    Letters from a Stoic

    Letters from a Stoic is a book written by Seneca and translated by Robin Campbell. Letters from a Stoic was published on August 26, 2004 by Penguin Books. Letters from a Stoic' paperback edition has 256 pages.

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    Judith Garrett
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "History buffs and the general public alike would find "Letters from a Stoic" written by Seneca and translated by Robing Campbell an informative Read. Learn more of how stoics control emotions and maybe even follow some of their ways into your own life to help you emotionally! "
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    #3Enchiridion and Selections from the Discourses of Epictetus

    Enchiridion and Selections from the Discourses of Epictetus

    Enchiridion and Selections from the Discourses is a book written by Epictetus and translated by George Long. Enchiridion and Selections from the Discourses was published on January 1, 2005 by Digireads.com

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    Alan Medina
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Enchiridion and Selections from the Discourses of Epictetus is probably the beginning and end of stoicism for beginners. This translation I've found to be very true to the original, and was a very useful tool for my philosophy course, as well as some contemplative reading to help pass the time and keep my mind focused on my studies."
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    #4A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

    A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
    A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy is a book written by William B. Irvine. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy was published on November 1, 2008 by Oxford University.
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    Sandra Olivares
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book makes reader thinking and makes them happy. Highly recommend."
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    #5The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

    The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

    The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph is an inspirational book written Ryan Holiday. It was published May 1, 2014 by Portfolio. It contains inspirational motivations to muddle through difficult times.

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    Willie Morales
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I found this book to be very inspirational in its natures. Taking trials and being able to turn them into triumphs. A matter of perspective that one needs to do to keep from going mad with worry and stress. I really liked the writing and positive impact of this book."
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    #6The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)

    The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)

    The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed) is a philosophical reference book written by M. Andrew Holowchak. It was published June 22, 2008 by Bloomsbury Academic.

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    Arnav Das
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The book was boring. It was also repetitive. I don't think the author was a talent for the written word. "
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    #7The Stoic Life: Emotions, Duties, and Fate

    The Stoic Life: Emotions, Duties, and Fate
    The Stoic Life: Emotions, Duties, and Fate is a philosophical reference and guide book written by Tad Brennan. It was published July 29, 2005 by Oxford University Press. It highlights the way one can live in a stoic manner.
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    Christian Davidson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Pretty good but not great and certainly not the best. This author does offer some interesting insights into stoicism and it was a solid read, but it didn't quite fully satisfy me and my need for the best, most groundbreaking or classic books in the genre. "
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    #8Critique of Judgment

    Critique of Judgment

    The central work of one of the most influent philosophers of all the times: Immanuel Kant. In the 'Critique of Judgment' all of those who have found the prospect of teaching the 3rd critique will admire the clarity of this work. 

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    Frank George
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book made me rethink my opinions on different matters. It has a lot of good points about how we judge and perceive reality. Bit of mind bender but worth a read."
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    #9The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

    The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

    The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy is a stoic philosophy reference book written by Donald Robertson. It was published August 27, 2010 by Routledge.

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    Margaret Murray
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a great book! He has balanced being thorough with giving me exactly the practical things I was looking for."
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    #10Epictetus: The Essential Writings

    Epictetus: The Essential Writings
    Epictetus: The Essential Writings is a philosophical reference book written by the infamous Epictetus. It was edited and published by Seedbox Classics November 12, 2011. 
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    Jordan Walters
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "If you need stoicism in your books this is a decent book to read. I know of a few better ones than this but it is pretty good. "
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