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.
"A treasury of eternally good advice, wise as a grandfather, earthy as the Tao." -- Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart "The message of Epictetus is as vital today as it ever was." -- Jacob Needleman, author of The Heart of Philosophy "Epictetus sounds like the Buddha, and Sharon Lebell's voice makes him sound like the delightful man next door." -- Sylvia Boorstein, author of It's Easier Than You Think