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The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The War of Art

Could Your Life Be More?

by Steven Pressfield

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
2 Hrs. 30 Min.
User Rating
  3.5  Stars Based on 2 ratings


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.

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Like Life Support for the Spirit
Reviewer jorenanthony
 February 13, 2014
Reading this was great, funny, and totally hit home hard. Listening to the mp3s of The War of Art is like having the book through a syringe -- because you can listen on a regular basis, while doing other things. The author is not an academic, and neither am I. This book is practical content (a lot of it the author lived through himself) that helps people like me - an unfulfilled creative - go against the grain of materialist, egoist society. To do that one seriously needs to cross the bridge from vision and idea to spiritual fruition of the self in action. It is within grasp, especially within the concepts provided here.

Great Title - Disappointing Content
Reviewer stalwart
 August 01, 2012
There may certainly be some redeeming qualities in this book. However, the author makes broad brush strokes over issues he clearly does not understand (e.g. his understanding of fundamentalism). Pressfield frequently uses unnecessary, and immature profanity. He reminds me of a 10 or 11 year old boy who thinks it is grown-up or cool to cuss. I am disappointed that Nightingale-Conant chose to put their stamp of approval upon this title. I am not familiar with Pressfield's other work - but in my opinion with regards to this book (according to his own definition) he is a hack. I wasted about $22.00 on this title. Indeed, The War of Art has a great title - but disappointing content!

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T017181
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