The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living is a daily devotional book of stoic philosophy co-authored by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. It is Holiday's fifth book and Hanselman's debut as an author.

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
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First edition (US)
AuthorRyan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
CountryUnited States
GenreNon-fiction, daily devotional
PublisherPortfolio (US)
Profile Books (UK)
Publication date
October 18, 2016
Media typeHardcover, paperback, ebook
ISBN978-0-7352-1173-5 (Hardcover)
LC ClassB528.H65 2016
Preceded byEgo Is the Enemy


The Daily Stoic is an original translation of selections from several stoic philosophers including Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Musonius Rufus, Zeno and others.[1] It aims to provide lessons about personal growth, life management and practicing mindfulness.[2]

The book is intended to be read one page per day with each page featuring a quote from a stoic philosopher along with commentary. It is organized temporally and thematically across the twelve months of the year.[3][4]

The audiobook version of The Daily Stoic was published by Tim Ferriss.[5]


The Daily Stoic debuted on the USA Today bestsellers list as well as the Wall Street Journal bestsellers list, where it remained for eleven weeks and ranked as high as #2[6] overall.[7][8] The book was also featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Business Insider, The Guardian, and by James Romm of the Wall Street Journal.[1][9][10][11][12]


  1. ^ a b Alexandra Alter (6 December 2016). "Ryan Holiday Sells Stoicism as a Life Hack, Without Apology". New York Times. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  2. ^ Jay Powell (9 January 2017). "The importance of having rituals". Columbia Daily Herald. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. ^ Michael Shammas (24 October 2017). "Where Is Happiness? The Question Was Answered Two Millennia Ago". Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  4. ^ Maria Popova (18 October 2016). "The Daily Stoic: Timeless Wisdom on Character, Fortitude, Self-Control, and the Art of Living from Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius". Brain Pickings. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  5. ^ The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living. Audible. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Best-Selling Books Week Ended Oct. 23". Wall Street Journal. October 28, 2016 – via
  7. ^ "Best-Selling Books Week Ended Dec. 18". Wall Street Journal. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  8. ^ "The Daily Stoic, USA Today Best-Selling Books". USA Today. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  9. ^ Caroline Beaton (19 December 2016). "When Everything's Going Wrong At Work, This Is The Personality Trait You Need". Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  10. ^ Ryan Holiday (18 October 2016). "The philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius is supposed to help you be more resilient and at peace – here's how to master it in 7 days". Business Insider. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  11. ^ Ryan Holiday (11 December 2016). "How would the Stoics cope today?". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  12. ^ James Romm (7 November 2016). "Real Locker Room Talk". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 February 2017.

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