The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday

Nicole Schlinger Ryan Holiday

And then the pandemic started.

If this was your first existential crisis … welcome. Hope it didn’t kick you too hard.

For those of us in the arena, whose backs have been up against the wall before, who have had to make the decision “do I live or die today?” … do I put up my hands in surrender or do I turn and fight? We’ve been practicing for this our whole lives. We’re made for this. Like Marcus Aurelius says, “What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do?

So when it felt like the walls were closing in, I picked up my copy of the Daily Stoic, ironically on March 20th. “Ready and At Home.”

I read the entire year again in under a week. If you want to come out the other side of this mess as a winner, read this now. If you need further convincing, check out my prior review.

Thanks for reading,


Nicole Schlinger


P.S. – If you’re looking for some page turners, check out my complete book list for 2018 for a good place to start.