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The War of Art Audiobook

The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

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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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    Wendy Hammond CT 06-11-16
    Wendy Hammond CT 06-11-16 Member Since 2012
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    "A great book and a brilliant reader."

    Thank you Mr. Pressfield and Mr. Guidall. Listening to this book was a life changing experience.

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    Ms. Lady B 06-07-16
    Ms. Lady B 06-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The truth is in this book"

    This book is so very accurate and just honest. Everything currently happening, and not happening in my life, this book has opened my eyes brightly to my truth, and energized me, for my fight against resistance. Also, the narrator, was awesome!

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    Alpha Centauri 06-06-16
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    "For anyone afflicted by procrastination"

    I like to see this work as motivating writers for increased production. The author makes it clear that it also applies to other areas of human endeavor. Best motivational book I have ever heard.

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    Christopher Keel 06-02-16
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    "Turn Pro"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The War of Art to be better than the print version?

    It could be but I liked how the sarcasm and enthusiasm came from the audible version.


    What other book might you compare The War of Art to and why?

    Extreme Ownership


    Which scene was your favorite?

    turning pro


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Turning pro is all about transition from and amateur or part timer to a full time pro. That mental shift I found very rewarding. What are your actions representing? Are you working like a pro or amateur? Are you making art? Hiding from your critics or embracing them. It's all about doing the work and overcoming the resistance.


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    James Munroe 06-01-16
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    "I love a book where I can learn something new"

    I will listen to this book every month, and still learn something new about myself every time.

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    Noah Betzen 05-31-16
    Noah Betzen 05-31-16
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    "By "art", he means "anything you care about"!"
    Would you listen to The War of Art again? Why?

    I intend to give this audiobook at least another several listens, especially since it's so short and easy to listen to. It takes a difficult topic and digests it into simpler terms that are easy for everyone to understand. It gives a name ("resistance") to the lack of productivity or ambition that plagues most people.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Steven Pressfield introduces the concept of "the professional". While not exactly a "character", the professional embodies the antithesis of the concept he refers to as "resistance"


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    George Guidall is a great overall reader. No major complaints!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The War of Art?

    I'll need to read it again, but The War of Art makes me feel better about myself. It's a good source of external motivation and ambition.


    Any additional comments?

    Even if you don't consider yourself an artist or a creative person, you should really read this book. If anything, it'll help you become whatever it is you want to be.

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    jeff a soucie 05-26-16
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    "This work changed my heart"

    Finished in one afternoon and plan on listening again when I feel resistance to help bolster my resolve.

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    Oliver Schinkten Green Bay, WI 05-24-16
    Oliver Schinkten Green Bay, WI 05-24-16

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    "Read this."

    If you can read, than read this book and then be prepared to start living.

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    Amazon Customer 05-18-16 Listener Since 2005
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    "distilled essence of persirinspiration"

    Distilled essence of perspirinspiration Gold from the same vein as THE ARTIST'S WAY and WRITING THE NATURAL WAY. Highly recommended!

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    Josh 05-16-16
    Josh 05-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read for all creatives."

    Press field talks about the resistance that creatives face. You learn how to recognize it, take it in, and succeed. This will be an annual read for inspiration.

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