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 1,388 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


  • Thought provoking read, few minor issues

    By yellomelo
    I picked up this book, and was curious if it would guide me through my own creative blocks. While there were wonderfully written passages that makes me want to get up and get to doing what the author preaches, I was turned off by the religious tone near the end. I did appreciate his input to try to think of these religious affected parts in other ways. In addition to that: considering that this book was published in early 2000s, I was not a fan of how the author portrayed the bit about dealing with depression as something trivial. This is something to keep in mind if you decide to take this book’s words to heart in your own journey to conquering your own creative blocks. Other than these bits, this book is definitely worth the read to reframe your own mindset.
  • Thought provoking and reflective

    By andezzz999
    When I picked up this book the impression I had was it was strictly for artists or writers but as I continue to read it I realize it applies to so much more than just the arts. There are insights here that can be applied to many facets of our life. Many great takeaways. The way the book is constructed you could pick it up read a few pages put it down but you always come back. I think this will be one that I will reference periodically and continue to get wisdom and insight from.
  • Concise and to the point.

    By GJ Mina
    That is one book to get you going when you need that little push. Thanks for being the medium Steven.

    By Author Dee
    Few books, outside of the Bible and James Allen’s “As A Man Thinketh”, has left me Inspired, empowered and changed. This is one of them. The author has tapped into the source of inspiration as well as the reasons and excuses that we have all used ,at one time or another, as to why we don’t tap into our potential and unleash unto the world the gifts that we all have within us. I found out about this book watching a list on YouTube the books that could change your life. I’m glad I listened when it came to the War of Art. I recommend this book to anyone reading my review. Seldom do I write a review, which speaks volumes. I plan to reread this book and have already added it to my “ success library”. It’s money well spent and I’m certain you will feel the same after reading. It would be a disservice to the gift within you that the world is waiting for you to unleash. Thanks again to the author for this Masterpiece!
  • The War of Art

    By Princess Nyla10
    Such an awesome book!
  • Don’t bother

    By Bob&Clancy
    I can’t say this was entirely motivational. Can’t say I honestly took too much from this one.
  • This will Change Life

    By PullYayz
  • Not bad

    By bridgetkdoug
    Nice motivational book about just pushing through and keeping on working and writing
  • One of my favorite books

    By Brian-Evan
    The way he tells the story of how to get started with your work is so refreshing and engaging
  • A secret to happiness

    By Yoshi19191919
    Do the work. You know deep down what it is you must do. Do it. This book has put me on a path i never thought possible. Thank you steven.