A Guide To The Good Life – The Ancient Art Of Stoic Joy
If you're unfamiliar with the ancient philosophy of stoicism, this book is for you. Even if you are well versed in the likes of celebrated Roman Stoics such as Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictitus, you will find the author William B. Irvine's overview a pleasant refresher. Irvine does a great job in emphasizing the underpinning principles of Stoicism, such as managing emotions like anger so as not to disrupt the ultimate pursuit of mental tranquility, while also relating the benefits of its practices to the challenges of present day life.
This is definitely a great book to help you put life into perspective, and ponder the bigger picture to help you determine what is really important.