I wrote a book for Hodder’s popular Teach Yourself series about five years ago called Stoicism and the Art of Happiness (2013). (I tend just to call it Teach Yourself Stoicism for short.) It was a real challenge to write because I was quite constrained by the series format, which is carefully designed to help readers learn by drawing their attention to key points and providing regular summaries, etc. I wasn’t sure how people would respond to this way of presenting Stoicism as a form of self-help, drawing on modern cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) but also placing a lot of emphasis on a thorough understanding of the range of ancient Greek and Latin sources available.
Well, it seemed to work! My editor at Hodder contacted me a while back asking me to create a second revised edition of the book. I’ve been keeping notes on feedback from readers over the years so I went through the entire text making pretty extensive revisions, improving the readability, adding details, and finally including the “lost chapter” on Stoicism and death. The scheduled publication date for the second edition is around August 2018. You can now pre-order a copy but be careful to distinguish it from the first edition. The new revised edition has the ISBN numbers below:
- ISBN-10: 1473674786
- ISBN-13: 978-1473674783
Here are some links:
- Amazon US
- Amazon UK
- Hodder & Stoughton (Publisher)
- Barnes & Noble
- Book Depository
- Google Books
It will appear in the inventories of other online bookstores over time so you should be able to find it by searching for the ISBN. I’ll add more links, though, as they appear.
As always, thanks for your support,
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