The Obstacle Is The Way Leatherbound Edition

A limited edition premium version of The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday. Featuring a genuine leather cover, custom box, all-new interior illustrations and logos, premium Munken cream paper, vinyl endsheets, gilded pages, sewn ribbon, and The Obstacle Is The Way medallion.

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What is The Obstacle Is The Way?

The Obstacle Is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include NBA legend Chris Bosh, PGA Champion Rory McIlroy, NBC sportscaster Michele Tafoya, pop star Camila Cabello, former U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and Chicago Cubs. Now, get the collectible leather-bound edition of Ryan Holiday's bestselling book for your own library.

The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck.

If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.

"The best one I've read. Ryan Holiday is brilliant. If I had read The Obstacle Is the Way sooner, a few things might have been different."
Rory McIlroy, 2x PGA Champion

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Over 1 million copies sold!

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What makes this edition so special?

This new version of the classic book was personally designed by author Ryan Holiday to be truly special. While the content inside is the same, it features a level of quality not possible on mass produced books.


Premium 80gsm Munken cream paper, one of the top papers available for books


All-new illustrations for each section of the book


Each book comes in a custom hardbound box that holds the book and a special letter from the author.


Vinyl endsheets and a sewn ribbon to mark your page


Genuine leather cover with all-new foil stamped logo


Each book comes with a letterpressed letter from Ryan Holiday.

Every purchase includes The Obstacle Is The Way medallion!

Makes a great gift for the Stoics in your life!

What others have to say about The Obstacle Is The Way:

"The book on stoicism that’s taking the NFL by storm."

Sports Illustrated

Follow these precepts and you will revolutionize your life. Read this book!

—Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art and Gates of Fire

"A book for the bedside of every future—and current—leader in the world."

Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power and Mastery

A Word From The Author

"The Obstacle is the Way was a book I needed to write for myself most of all. That's why I tattooed the phrase on my arm. The idea is something I try to remind myself of every day and it feels extra special to have it memorialized in this new edition."

- Ryan Holiday

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