A Field Guide to a Happy Life

53 Brief Lessons for Living

by Massimo Pigliucci

This title is written by an Italian philosopher. In it, he updates some precepts of stoicism for the modern reader. In particular Pigliucci examines the handbook of Epicetus. Through this, he offers thoughts about how one can live their best life.

To me, parts of this book were quite proscriptive but I think that was the writer’s intent. Stoicism as a philosophical way of looking at the world becomes clear through this text.

Do you aspire to live a life like the ancient Stoics? Do you want to understand more about the Stoics way of looking at the world? If yes, give this one a look.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Editorial Review

“A shrewd take on Stoic philosophy that’s one part inspiration and one part manual for cultivating resilience in daily life. Pigliucci’s prudent advice will have broad appeal among philosophically inclined readers of self-help.”―Publishers Weekly

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