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The War of Art - Steven Pressfield & Shawn Coyne

The War of Art

By Steven Pressfield & Shawn Coyne

  • Release Date: 2013-04-27
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 1,085 Ratings


"…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


  • Outstanding!

    By Roland Ketz.
    Reading through this book has really opened my eyes to a whole new perspective on life, as a good book should. Pressfield writes in a way that shows he does not care to impress his readers of his knowledge, to show that he understands something we don’t. Instead he uses what he knows to teach through his writing, his muse if you will. Thank you Steven, I will be back to read again anytime I go off path.
  • The creative’s bible

    By turtletheory
    If you strive to create anything, read and internalize this book.
  • Loved This Book!!

    By Mission Geronimo
    After reading page after page, it helped me understand resistance more. It literally is a constant war between you and resistance. Thank you for writing this extraordinary book.
  • must read.

    By AlyxxDione
    this is a must read for any and everyone. a book that will be read time and time again. thank you for this great work and inspiration!
  • Afterword: The Art of All Arts

    By voyemike
    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

    By Aplotnikov
    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!
  • Great Book.

    By Joejoebrown
    This is an excellent book for anyone being creative.
  • Hyperbolic nonsense

    By jakopz
    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.
  • Instant Clarity

    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.