Regular price: $13.99

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    6,168
  • 4 Stars
    1,518
  • 3 Stars
    553
  • 2 Stars
    212
  • 1 Stars
    118

Performance

  • 4.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    5,420
  • 4 Stars
    1,340
  • 3 Stars
    413
  • 2 Stars
    113
  • 1 Stars
    80

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    5,152
  • 4 Stars
    1,321
  • 3 Stars
    540
  • 2 Stars
    179
  • 1 Stars
    126
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Personally mostost inwardly motivating literature.

This is a well written work from a man with decades in the craft. Concise while encompassing a huge amount of difficult work is rare. Great works from masters late in life about their single greatest lesson are special.
His outlook on motivation and the human mind is a huge resource. I didn't see this as a flaw in myself until I was taught here.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK AHORA!!!

This book is "The Book" it contains the words your mind heart and soul needs to acomplish whatever you are meant to do. great inspiration.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Drivel masquerading as creative self-help

What disappointed you about The War of Art?

Unfounded concepts about creativity overcompensating for what artists already know: don't procrastinate. Few behavioral insights or actual research to back up any of the claims.

Also, way too much spirituality and god fluff. Aggressive and condescending tone of the writing and performance didn't help.

For me, this book was not useful, helpful, inspirational, or motivational.

What was most disappointing about Steven Pressfield’s story?

The book.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

great book...highly recommend for any creator.<br /><br />

great book for any artist, creator, entrepreneur, looking for a little motivation and inspiration. quick read also.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great Book. I needed to hear this.

Excellent listen. Will definitely recommend this book to friends. I will also be listening again.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

good but

Really good, but got a little too spiritual for my taste near the latter half.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Necessary....

....read for anyone searching for some insights on why humans are afraid to be who they really are.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

kick

a swift kick in the teeth the demand that you get up for more

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

WOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!

Hands down the most important book I’ve ever experienced. If you want to create something, anything, during this life time this book will immensely help you! F YEAH!! I’m going to listen to it again right now:)

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Simple to the point

It seems that great work is always refined, this book contains valuable insights but can easily be consumed in one sitting