The War of Art
By Steven Pressfield & Shawn Coyne
- Release Date: 2013-04-27
- Genre: Self-Improvement
The War of Art Steven Pressfield & Shawn Coyne Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
"…the most important book you've never read: The War of Art." -- Seth Godin
The Art of War meets The Artist's Way in this profoundly inspiring, no-nonsense guide to overcoming creative blocks of every kind. Bestselling author Steven Pressfield shows readers how to identify, defeat, and unlock the inner barriers to creativity.
"Amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation." -- Jay McInerney
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Guide to work
This book is one of the few I was able to read within hours. I could not put this book down, every line was speaking to me. You will enjoy this book if you’re interested in understanding the process of putting in work.
Afterword: The Art of All Arts
The (Missing) Afterword
The ultimate art is your life, that you co-create with God. Show up to the field relentlessly. Be present every moment. Face the fear. Be willing to be born in every moment (which can be painful or miserable). Don’t take yourself (your ego) too seriously. Humbly accept the gifts that come along. Master the art of life, the art of all arts. Out of it flows every other art.
Set your expectations low
A friend highly recommended this book because we have both been struggling with procrastination, and he suggested it was very inspirational for overcoming this. I have gotten halfway through, and I can honestly say that the only lesson I’ve learned is that professionals sit down and get the work done, no matter the pain. If you want to pursue a dream, set a routine. While he does sprinkle the a few inspirational references showcasing the importance of successful habits, it’s hardly a novel thought.
On top of this, the author comes across as a massive douchebag on many occasions. He claims many audacious theories on how mankind is organized and divided, and his input is often baseless, in my opinion easily refuted with any critical thought, and worthless filler to the subject of producing professional work.
Incredible & useful
By Andre Xavier
The author brilliantly opens your mind to truths you wish you had known, or remembered, long ago! I’m about to read it again... like now!
This is an excellent book for anyone being creative.
I don’t even know where to start. The author makes so many outlandish statements, mostly based on his prejudices, that it’s hard to take him serious. He equals eating fat and sugar with sin? This should never have been published. Also, the book has spelling errors and awful formatting. Clearly no one proofread this book.
By META PLUS
I read this entire book in one sitting the very day I bought it. I haven’t read a full book in about 2 years. That is really saying something. This book covers everything you need to know as a creative person. Thank you, Steven Pressfield for informing me on these key points and crucial information I so very much needed to pick up my career as an artist. Big ups.
Really good book. Definitely reading it a second Time
A must read
War of art is as brilliant as it is simplistic and to the point, if you know you've got something in you and you've been holding back, read it, if you like to learn or better your life, read it! If you can read, read it! If you can't read, learn how, then read it!