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Publication Order of Stoic Virtue Books

Courage Is Calling (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Discipline Is Destiny (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ego Is the Enemy (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity (With: Stephen Hanselman) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Daily Stoic Journal: 366 Days of Writing and Reflection on the Art of Living (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillness Is the Key (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius (With: Stephen Hanselman) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Who Would Be King (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Discipline Is Destiny (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Daily Dad (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Ryan Holiday
Largely writing works of non-fiction, the American author and marketer Ryan Holiday is world renowned as being hugely successful. Often found writing about his award-winning formula, he’s gifted as both a writer and a forward thinking leader within his field. Writing for numerous publications, his books have proven to be massively successful all over the world on numerous occasion. Reaching readers far and wide, he writes in an accessible style that immediately gets straight-to-the-point with a minimum of fuss.

This has allowed him to impart his many ideas, while many other publications have written about him too over the years. Working within modern social-media too, he’s been able to use his marketing skills to raise the profile of several different companies. Providing his services to a variety of big-name clients, he’s also keenly interested in philosophy, something which he’s often written about too. Namely his interest in stoicism and how it has affected him and his life through the years, looking at its teachings throughout history.

Working with controversial authors himself in the past, he’s managed to use his ideas to gain greater attention to the work of others. This has also fed back into his own writing, shaping how he views the world, allowing him to ultimately find his own voice. Pulling back the curtain on the way modern media is shaped by marketing, he has also looked at how the internet and online space has been manipulated over time. With a lot more to come in the future, he’s not finishing any time soon, with a lot more to come in the many years to follow.

Early and Personal Life
Born in 1987 on the 16th of June, Ryan Holiday would grow up in Sacramento, California, raised with an interest in writing and philosophy. This would develop over time, as he’d hone his skills on into his adult career, building upon his body of work over the years. Dropping out of college at nineteen, he’d go on to work as an apprentice for the top strategist Robert Greene, learning the skills of the marketing trade.

Attending Granite Bay High School, before going on to spend some time in the University of California, before dropping out, he’d continue to practise his craft. Studying political science and creative writing, he would hone his skills, before going on to work directly in the media industry. He currently lives with his wife, Samantha Hoover, after they married in Austin, Texas, and he continues to write and teach to this present day.

Writing Career
In 2012 Ryan Holiday would bring out his first book titled ‘Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator,’ which would go about exposing the state of online journalism at the time. Looking at his own exploitation of the way in which it worked, Holiday would provide a concise account of how marketing was managed in this environment. It would provide readers with a great deal of insight, much like his follow-up book, ‘Growth Hacker Marketing,’ released in 2013 just one year later.

Largely focusing on non-fiction accounts of his own time working in the online media industry, Holiday would impart a great deal of wisdom learned from his experiences. Reaching the top of the bestseller lists from the very beginning, including the ‘Wall Street Journal’s’ list, he’s found success fast as an author. With many also proclaiming his philosophy of stoicism as an inspiration, with it being put forth in his 2014 book ‘The Obstacle is the Way,’ he’ll continue to find success for many years to come.

Trust Me, I’m Lying
First brought out through the ‘Portfolio’ publishing label back in 2012 on the 19th of July, this would be the first book from Ryan Holiday. Setting up his writing career as an author for the first time, it would establish both his style and his tone for a mass audience worldwide. Working as a stand-alone book of non-fiction, it’s essential for anyone looking to learn more on the world of online marketing.

When there’s an online rumor or viral sensation hitting the big-time, it’s likely the work of internet blogging bringing this news into the mainstream. With publications like Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post, along with Gawker at the time, the work of media manipulators is to manage these spaces. Here Ryan Holiday looks at his own part in this phenomena, the impact that it’s had, and how society can best move on. Taking a look at it in a witty and incisive manner, he aims to pull back the curtain on how clickbait journalism has worked for a number of years.

This is a great expose of the online media marketplace and, despite it always moving and shifting, there’s a lot here to take on-board. Delivering some interesting real-life accounts of how the the internet and marketing actually works, it definitely leaves nothing out. Readers will definitely get something out of this whoever they are, as there’s more than enough material here to keep them engaged.

The Obstacle is the Way
Initially published through the Portfolio publishing outlet once again, this would first come out on the 1st of May in 2014. Providing another stand-alone title for the author, this takes more of a philosophical approach, with it providing a view of the world from Ryan Holiday’s perspective. It’s essentially a self-hope title in many respects, providing plenty of interesting ideas and concepts for the reader’s benefit. If you’re interested in the work of the Stoics, then this offers a great understanding of them for a modern age.

When faced with obstacles on the road to success, many important figures throughout history would turn these into opportunities. That’s the message behind this book, looking at how to achieve triumphs in the face of adversity, and eventually pull through. Examining when someone is stuck in life, it provides Ryan Holiday’s philosophy on this, studying it through the prism of stoicism. Using the work of thinkers such as Marcus Aurelius, it takes these ideas and places them in a modern context for a contemporary audience.

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