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Publisher's Summary

"The highest treason a crab can commit is to make a leap for the rim of the bucket."- Steven Pressfield

"The power to take charge was in my hands; all I had to do was believe it." - Steven Pressfield

"When inspiration touches talent, she gives birth to truth and beauty." - Steven Pressfield

What you will learn from listening to this book

  • An understanding of the power of your own Muse.
  • A name (Resistance) for the force that oppressively prevents you from completing your best work.
  • Ways to label Resistance in your life and remove some of its power from your creative endeavors.
  • The reasons why Resistance works so hard to keep you off the path towards your best work.
  • The differences between an Amateur and a Professional.
  • The ways to know what your motivation is for pursuing your art.
  • How to know whether you are operating with a hierarchy or a territorial system.
  • An understanding of the importance of sitting down and working everyday, no matter how far away success may appear to be.

Don't miss out on the life-changing techniques to fight resistance and create the art within you presented by best-selling author Steven Pressfield in his book The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Purchase your copy of FastReads' Summary with Key Takeaways & Analysis today.

Book Summary Overview

Within this short, yet comprehensive guide towards professional success as an artist, Pressfield hits many high notes. His lofty writing style commands thoughts of the heavens and raises up the craft of writing to mythological proportions. Near constant references to Homer and the power of invoking the muses of creativity help to keep the listener deeply entrenched within the long human history of creative writing endeavors.

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Really, really fast

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrator could have, at least, paused between sentences and put a little more feeling in his voice. He was reading so fast I couldn't even distinguish one idea from another. After awhile his voice droned on and my mind tuned out. Terrible narrator.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I liked the speaking points but but I'm sure I missed some.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anthony Pica?

Lorelei King is my favorite

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Summary of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield | Includes Key Takeaways & Analysis?

None that I know of. I just didn't understand everything because it was read so fast and with no change in tone or pauses between ideas.