What are the best books about stoicism?

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    #1A 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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    #2The 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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    Evelyn George
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is an excellent read on the topic of stoicism by Tad Brennan. It is a history on the topic that is clear and concise in explaining how the beliefs of ancient religious cultures on the subject can be understood today. I like the fact that the author just explains mostly facts and it is not biased in my opinion and lets the reader decide what he wants to believe and take away from the discussion . It does use heavy academic language but is mostly an enjoyable and interesting read . "
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    #3Epictetus: 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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    Carol Medina
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This book really helped me realize what it means to be happy and how to live a happy life. I will continue to read this over and over again. "
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    #4Enchiridion 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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    Nathan Owens
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I like the idea of stoicism and I think that everyone should understand the ideas behind it even if they don't make it their way of life. I feel the same of about most philosophies."
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    #5The 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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    Jack Burns
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This book by Mr. Holowchak is a great way to understand stoicism. It uses modern examples in conjunction with historical references to teach you about the subject. I bought this book to open my mind to new ways of thinking and it certainly helped."
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    #6Stoicism Today: Selected Writings (Volume One)

    Stoicism Today: Selected Writings (Volume One)
    Stoicism Today: Selected Writings (Volume One) is a philosophical reference book on stoic philosophy written by Patrick Ussher. It was published September 16, 2014 by Stoicism Today.
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    Amber Gordon
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This book fits very nicely into this topic category. It is a book that helps you to apply the fascinating writings of ancient philosophy to the modern life by helping to show you how when you endure pain without complaining about it in your everyday life."
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    #7The 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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    James Wallace
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I like books that inspire and motivate. Judging by a thousand positive reviews, you can't go wrong with this recommendation and I'm interested to check this out."
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    #8The Art of Living: The Classic Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

    The Art of Living: The Classic Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
    The Art of Living: The Classic Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness is a philosophical reference and inspirational book written by the Greek stoic philosopher Epictetus. It was published February 5, 2013 by HarperOne.
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    José Angel Ávalos
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Art of Living: The Classic Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness is probably one of the best books about stoicism that I have read. This is a classic book that was written by the Greek stoic philosopher Epictetus. I am glad that it was republished."
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    #9Meditations

    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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    Charles Estrada
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Meditations might have a vague title, but its supposed to be a good book. It is a series of quotations of various lengths. He was a Roman emperor, and these are his private notes."
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    #10Letters 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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    Raymond Howell
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I think this collection of Seneca's writings, essays, and letters form a really important resource for those studying roman stoic thinkers. I'm enjoying reading his letters for the simple pleasure of pondering his philosophy. Even though I may not agree with everything he writes, I find gems of understanding throughout. I am dipping in an out of this book and the format makes this very easy. A real treat."
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