The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living  by Ryan Holiday

This is a bathroom book that will inform and inspire pragmatic readers. The bulk of the quotations in the book come from the three major Stoic philosophers: Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca.

From the book: “Stoic writing is much closer to a yoga session or a pre-game warm up than to a book of philosophy a university professor might write. It’s preparation for the philosophic life where the right state of mind is the most critical part.”

About the author: Ryan Holiday, now a successful author, is the former marketing director for American Apparel. He wrote the bestseller, Trust Me, I’m Lying, and The Obstacle Is the Way.