Ryan Holiday stays true to the style that made his previous book Obstacle is the Way so successful. Illustrating actionable philosophical concepts by using concrete examples from history, we arrive at a broad understanding of the deleterious effects of an unchecked ego.
Were you aware that Abraham Lincoln suffered from a crippling depression his whole life? That didn't stop him from being the President, winning a war, abolishing slavery, and generally being one of the baddest human beings to exist.
Anthropologists give Carlos Castaneda a lot of shit because he never produced or revealed the true nature of his sources. They think he made it up. And they act like that is an attack! If he made all this up, this dude is a philosophical GENIUS.