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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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    Roman 09-22-17
    Roman 09-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Changed my Life"

    This awesome book was recommended by one of my instructors at film school, and was a definite help in my life and understanding of the importance and the specifics of producing great work

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    sahil 09-18-17
    sahil 09-18-17
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    "What a great read"

    This is a must read for anyone who is finally in a good place to explore himself and understand why he was brought to earth, or to find his calling. Must read!

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    Ryan 09-17-17
    Ryan 09-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing book"

    A great book from a great author. Very straight to the point. I cannot recommend this enough

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    Jim Canoga Park, CA, United States 09-09-17
    Jim Canoga Park, CA, United States 09-09-17 Member Since 2004
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    "Amateur psychology and religious babbling."

    Listening to Steven Pressfield personify "resistance" and then go on and on about his phobias regarding creativity is exhausting. I almost feel like sending him a bill for a psychiatry session. When he goes into religious babbling, well, I lost interest. Writing, creativity and storytelling isn't an ongoing battle with some invisible monster named resistance. Creativity isn't something whispered by angels into the ears of a transcriber. If you want to write, or create art of any type, you simply do it. If you persevere, you will create art. Yes, you may have personal challenges, phobias and self-doubts to work through. But hearing Pressfield's personal issues for almost three hours will be of dubious help. Skip this book and spend three hours creating something great on your own. Your time will be better spent.

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    "great beginning"

    Great beginning, weak middle, ok ending. it's as cliche and derivative as other reviews say, but it's fun enough if you just let go for a couple hours.

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    Marlo 09-06-17
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    "Fantastic. Motivated to make some art!"

    Loved how the author breaks down what keeps us from doing our work as resistance. In a nutshell, resistance takes many forms, is internal, and stops us from pursuing our art. Loved the last part about how an artist must work with in her territory and not hierarchically, which is in context and in relation to others. She must do her work for the sake of love only

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    Carla Billings 09-01-17
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    "Do the work!"

    I liked the story and George reading to me was like hearing my grandfather encouraging and reminding me how God wants me to grow.:) Now quit BS and do the work!!!!

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    Manuela 08-31-17
    Manuela 08-31-17
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    "The kick in the behind I needed."

    Amazingly truthful, spoken from the heart resonated very much with me. Love the uncanny speech.

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    Heather R Long 08-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent. A must read"

    If you have an unfulfilled commitment to making the world a better place, you need to listen to this. a little over 2 hrs of your life. Do it.

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    Billy Mitchell Grover Beach, CA USA 08-29-17
    Billy Mitchell Grover Beach, CA USA 08-29-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Are you willing to be who you are meant to be ?"

    This book is a road map to surviving the war with resistance.
    Read it if you wonder why you are not living your dream.

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