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Stoicism and celebrity in The Happy Reader
Owen Wilson
  • 66 pages 
  • 24.5cm x 17cm 
  • Published in London, 2019 

The Happy Reader is a unique magazine about reading for anyone who wishes to stay inspired, informed and entertained. Each issue is split into an in-depth interview with a book fanatic and a close examination of one classic work of literature.


This issue features film star Owen Wilson and the Meditations, the eternal bestseller by Stoic philosopher, imperial life coach and Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius.


In this issue:

  • Owen Wilson interviewed by Amanda Fortini: “I’m going to take this, this and this and I’m going to stack ’em up, and I’m going to read a little bit.”
  • Gymnasium: The Stoic work-out by Massimo Pigliucci
  • Helter-skelter by Deborah Levy: sex, fish and palmistry
  • Twelve self-help gurus in need of help
  • Alumnus: At the movies by Lex Paulson: The time Gladiator changed my life
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