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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the relatively high price per word!, June 1, 2002
This review is from: The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle (Hardcover)
Buying this book was a gamble. It sat provocatively upon the shelf as a slim volume shrink-wrapped on the shelf. When I took the dive and purchased it, I realized many of the pages were only a quarter or half filled with text. Had I been cheated? Absolutely not. You don't get a lot of words for your money, but you do get wisdom. Pressfield puts forth the highly believable theory that many of our problems in life come from not fulfilling our calling and from an almost pathological need to take the path of least resistance instead of the path of greatest fulfillment. He repeats the old advice about writers being committed to write everyday, but there is much more about the nature of inspiration and how to focus on the work itself, rather than obsessing about the fruits you hope to obtain. The icing on the cake is that Pressfield takes you through his own history and shows how he finally triumphed over his own self-defeating behavior. This is one self-help book worth the price of admission!
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