Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

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by Epictetus, Sharon Lebell
     
 

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Perennial wisdom on how best to live with serenity and joy in a thoroughly contemporary and delightfully pragmatic new adaptation. "Wise as a grandfather, earthly as the Tao."— Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

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Perennial wisdom on how best to live with serenity and joy in a thoroughly contemporary and delightfully pragmatic new adaptation. "Wise as a grandfather, earthly as the Tao."— Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

Editorial Reviews

Sylvia Boorstein
“Epictetus sounds like the Buddha, and Sharon Lebell’s voice makes him sound like the delightful man next door.”
Jack Kornfield
“A treasury of eternally good advice, wise as a grandfather, earthy as the Tao.”
Jacob Needleman
“The message of Epictetus is as vital today as it ever was.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062513229
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.87(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Sylvia Boorstein

“Epictetus sounds like the Buddha, and Sharon Lebell’s voice makes him sound like the delightful man next door.”

Meet the Author

Epictetus (circa 55-135 ce) taught in Rome until the year 94 ce, when Emperor Domitian banished philosophers from the city. In exile, he established a school of philosophy where his distinguished students included Marcus Aurelius, author of Meditations. Some 1,863 years after Epictetus's death, Tom Wolfe revived his philosophy in the bestselling novel A Man in Full.

Sharon Lebell is a philosophical writer and musician who lives in Northern California. She also produced Epictetus's A Manual for Living.

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Art of Living 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's hard to believe that a book so thin could offer so much. This is a profoundly insightful and thought-provoking book that I can't wait to offer my highschool students. It speaks to timeless, universal values and insights that would serve anyone interested in embarking upon a conscious and fulfilling life journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great introduction on Epictetus' philosophy, written in simple languages
Jordongdong More than 1 year ago
Great little book. It will help you live to your full potential and it shows it lives up to our modern times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A better title for this book would probably be 'Art of Living: Reading Epictetus', by Lebell. Other than that, I'd say the text, while not being a direct translation, is close to the original. Overall, I'd say this is a very good book; something thought-provoking for sure.
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Historybuff09 More than 1 year ago
It's not terrible, but it's pretty much like every other "rules for living" book up to and including "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff." "Art of Living" was recommended in another book I was reading on ADHD. Sad to say, no great words of wisdom - or at least no new words of wisdom imparted here.