When New York's Big City nightclub owner, Nick Kardaras, woke up from a heroin overdose – doctors had already declared him dead – he felt a desperate need to understand not only why he'd been spared but what his addiction had been all about. His search for answers took him far and wide until he stumbled on the works of the ancient Greeks. In their writings, which he had always dismissed as dry and academic, he discovered brilliant, life-affirming teachings about the importance of a healthy mind, body and spirit nurtured by vigorous physical exercise, a rigorous diet and daily meditation and contemplation. In short, he found a path to bliss that had nothing to do with drugs. In HOW PLATO AND PYTHAGORAS CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE, Kardaras breathes new life into these ancient teachings. Readers are introduced to numerous meditative and contemplative practices, as well as to the rigorous and holistic lifestyle choices made by the Greek philosophers. The result is a modern programme based on ancient wisdom that leads to an extraordinarily well-lived life.