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ISBN13: 9781590710036
ISBN10: 1590710037
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A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.

What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor-be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?

Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield 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.

The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.

Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.

Review:

"Whether one wishes to embark on a diet, a program of spiritual advancement or an entrepreneurial venture, it's most often resistance that blocks the way. To kick resistance, Pressfield stresses loving what one does, having patience and acting in the face of fear." Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Steven Pressfield is the author of international bestsellers The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons. He lives in Los Angeles.

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CKL, June 25, 2010 (view all comments by CKL)
I'll be honest: if I hadn't been listening to this as an audio book, and if it hadn't been a day when I was working as an extra, I wouldn't have finished this book. Not even close.

There is some good, solid advice on craft and discipline in the first few chapters, but then Pressfield starts talking about golf and angels and God and other things which, belief aside, I'm not really interested in. I don't want to hear your kooky opinions or half-baked theories about the nature of the universe. And his implication that cancer is merely a symptom of people's unfulfilled dreams is offensive to anyone who's ever lost a family member to the disease.

It's not nearly as bad as Dilbert creator Scott Adams going off the rails, but like I said, if I hadn't been stuck on set with few other entertainment options, I would have dropped it long before the end.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590710036
Subtitle:
Winning the Inner Creative Battle
Foreword:
McKee, Robert
Author:
McKee, Robert
Publisher:
Rugged Land Books
Location:
New York City, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Creation
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Creation (literary, artistic, etc.)
Subject:
Resistance.
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
107-98
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.16x5.66x.78 in. .63 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Creativity

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"Review" by , "Whether one wishes to embark on a diet, a program of spiritual advancement or an entrepreneurial venture, it's most often resistance that blocks the way. To kick resistance, Pressfield stresses loving what one does, having patience and acting in the face of fear."
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