I read this book twice - once quickly (in 2 sessions) because I was finding it extremely interesting, then I re-read it more slowly to absorb the details. This book is well researched, clearly written, and is entertaining as well as informative. If you are interested in finding out more about Stoicism, I can thoroughly recommend this book. It gives a brief history of the stoic philosophers, followed by easily understood practical information to help implement stoic principles in our everyday lives. I have selected 3 or 4 (of 55) stoic principles that I will try to follow. If you buy this book I don't think you will be disappointed.