Reviews

  • I couldn't wait for this. Brilliant. This is where it's at now . . . so fascinating

    Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
  • I can't think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from reading The Path, from my youngest son to the future President of the USA. It's accessible, realistic and far from being an ordinary self-help book. It gives immediate reassurance that this chaotic life can be mastered and it challenges you to strive for better

    Patrick Neale, Bookseller
  • Very good. Based on Puett's popular class at Harvard, it's a great introduction to Eastern philosophy, which I always chide myself for not studying enough

    Ryan Holiday
  • The Path is very interesting . . . makes you want to read further

    Nigel Warburton
  • The Path is in part a pleasing debunking of fashionable self-help disciplines . . . I can testify that Puett is one of the nicest people - if not the nicest person - I have ever interviewed: attentive, generous and patient

    Tim Dowling, Guardian
  • I read The Path in one sitting and have been talking about it to everyone. It's brilliant, mesmerizing, profound-and deeply contrarian. It stands conventional wisdom on its head and points the way to a life of genuine fulfillment and meaning.

    Amy Chua, Yale Law professor and author of 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother' and 'The Triple Package'
  • This book is a revelation, a practical way through a fractured, distracting world. I thought I knew these philosophers - and I was wrong. Rigorous, concise, deeply informed, The Path retires our facile shorthand about ideas "from the East" and presents a powerful intellectual case to engage, to care, and to remember

    Evan Osnos
  • This is a book that turns the notion of help - and the self, for that matter - on its head. Puett and Gross-Loh bring seemingly esoteric concepts down to Earth, where we can see them more clearly. The result is a philosophy book grounded in the here and now, and brimming with nuggets of insight. No fortune-cookie this, The Path serves up a buffet of meaty life lessons. I found myself reading and re-reading sections, letting the wisdom steep like a good cup of tea

    Eric Weiner