Book Review: Way of the Stoic by Thomas Swain


I received a copy of Way of the Stoic by Thomas Swain from

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

Thomas Swain did an exceptional job at breaking down the basics of the ancient art of Stoicism. From a brief history to practical advice on how to incorporate the principles and practices of stoicism into everyday life, this book is written in a way that anyone and everyone can understand. Oftentimes, philosophy is written in such a way that it can be difficult for the uninitiated to grasp or even read through without stumbling. Swain has overcome that obstacle making an ancient practice accessible to all. A quick read, this guide to living a happy and fulfilled life is a great introduction to Stoicism.
My only complaint is there were several typos and grammatical errors that I found distracting as I read. Once corrected, this book is a 4-star read!
I especially appreciated the way Swain highlighted the main principles in the conclusion. It reinforced the importance of self-mastery inherent in a Stoic approach to living your best life. I’d absolutely recommend it to everyone!

Published by ATL Doyle

I am an aspiring author, military wife, and mother of four boys. In my free time, I am a voracious reader and lover of large cups of tea. While I enjoy reading everything, my favorite genre is fantasy. One of my hobbies is reading and reviewing books on various online platforms. I have dabbled in short stories and writing poetry, publishing a small book of my poems in 2022, with an independent publisher. I enjoy keeping the world up-to-date on her writing, reading, and random thoughts on my blog.I am also currently writing my first novel.

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