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The War of Art

Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (178 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Think of The War of Art as tough love...for yourself.

Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us. Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. 

Though it was written for writers, it has been embraced by business entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, military service members, and thousands of others around the world.

©2011 Black Irish Entertainment LLC (P)2019 Black Irish Entertainment LLC

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Show up!

It’s a book that everyone must read. Especially if you are an artist or an entrepreneur.
Presented in a very impactful manner.

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must read!

are you a painter that doesn't paint?
a writer who doesn't write?
this is your book.

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Calling all creatives

A call to arms in the battle against your lower thinking. a great kick in the ass!

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Unknown

I didn’t read what this book was about so it was a surprise. I enjoyed it. Gave me a bit of Confidence

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By far

One of the best books I’ve ever read! Very simple, direct and to the point. I will be listening to this book often. I will be better exercising principles taught in this book and looking into myself.

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Very good book

This was recommended to me by my business coach and mentor Bob Heilig. I am grateful. The idea that I already am who I am born to be and that my entire life’s work should be focused on BECOMING is excellent advise. Thank you.

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#FuckResistance 💯💪🏼

As an artist, there are things we struggle with articulating in regards to the daily mental challenges we face aka "Resistance". Steven Pressfield breaks it down. I never thought anyone understood my struggle until this book. I honestly thought I was losing it🤷🏻‍♂️ thanks for the wake up sir! #FuckResistance check me out (Shameless plug:) im a Rapper from Chicago https://song.link/i/1441064706 ✌️

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Compelling Short Read

I love this book! Short listen and just the kick in the ass I needed. I highly recommended this book.

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No nonsense and excellent narration

This book is just the right length with no filler material. To the point. I felt like the author was speaking to me directly and I enjoyed the author/narrator's animated voice that kept me engaged the whole time. I listened to it twice!

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a must read

i loved this book. i couldn't stop listening, taking notes and relistening. it has motivated me and changed my thinking.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-19

Angels were a little over the top

But definitely a great listen.. I found myself sitting down and writing.. Encouraging and Empowering..

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  • Eoin McLoughlin
  • 05-10-19

I resisted wasting my time listening to the rest

As soon as synth strings are attached then it's game over. A vague collection of ideas where resistance is every other word.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-25-19

not a good sound track

the music kept coming in at strange times and had no relevance to the story. very distracting and hard to listen to

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-19

Brutal self help

I loved this. Absolutely the kick up the butt that I have been searching for.