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The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle | [Steven Pressfield]

The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.
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Publisher's Summary

Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

©2002 Steven Pressfield (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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    DStiefer 05-31-15
    DStiefer 05-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Wonderful, motivating and well read audiobook. I truly love listening to this book over and over again.

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    Craig Bergonzoni 05-30-15
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    "A must listen for anyone trying to create anything."

    This is one of my favorite books that covers the creative process. It perfectly puts into words the common psychological challenges creative people face. Overcoming resistance (often times this is procrastination for me) and acting like a "pro" in what ever you are trying to do are two key ideas I have carried with me since my first listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bockler96 05-29-15
    Bockler96 05-29-15 Member Since 2012

    Proud Working Mommy

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    "Show Resistance the door. I can do better!"

    Excellent narrator and wonderful story! Recommend this for all creatives and entrepreneurs who need a kick in the pants to make a change.

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    Catherine Navarro 05-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Better than expected"

    I enjoyed the listen, good voice and tempo. It's short and to the point.
    I will definitely re-listen.

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    victor oyibo 05-18-15
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    "love the delivery."

    What I love the most about this book is the project I just started working on. The book worked.

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    Amazon Customer 05-15-15 Member Since 2015

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    "horrible prejudiced garbage without merit"
    What would have made The War of Art better?

    Lost me at chapter 1! I was so looking forward to listening to this book. Was recommended by some friends. Quickly became apparent how the author lacked credibility on the subject when he began stereotyping certain groups of people in prejudicial manner. Having previously been active in some of those groups, I could not believe an author could get away with poor scholarship maligning people of other cultures. No respect for diversity was a problem but the author based the premise of his thesis on this faulty foundation. Disgusted, I tried to listen and get something good but the more he went on, the worst his biases colored his writing in nonsensical format. Had to stop by chapter 1 and return the book!


    Has The War of Art turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Deliver on creative premise without starting with a closed mind that attacks diversity of culture and various viewpoints.


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointing.

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    Unstoppable Dr. James Dickie kansas 05-14-15 Member Since 2008
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    "This book is pure inspiration"

    This book contains a very concise distillation of deep wisdom and understanding. Read it.this is one of the top 10 books out of the last 200 audiobooks I have listened to.

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    Jennifer 05-13-15
    Jennifer 05-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great all around"

    This book made me feel like I've been shaken awake, such a great book. I encourage anyone struggling to stop letting resistance run their lives to listen!

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    Ryan 05-08-15
    Ryan 05-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Recognize the resistance forged upon you"

    This is a great book to listen too. I continue to listen and find resistance recognizable and continue to grow.

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    Robin M Bueter 05-06-15
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    "great book"

    read it, listen to it. its worth every penny. funny, honest, well written. excellent narrator. i loved it. thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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