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3.0 out of 5 stars A Quick Pep Talk, May 6, 2011
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This short book can easily be read in one sitting. Pressfield wants to motivate his reader to "do the work" (what a surprise given the title, right?). The book aims to help anyone involved in a creative endeavor whether that be art or entrepreneurship. Much of this book recycles Pressfield's ideas from his earlier book, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. But here, Pressfield is trying to apply his ideas more broadly.

At its best, this book is a quick pep talk to get you motivated when you hit a roadblock in your project. At its worst this book is a collection of disjointed self-help slogans. Some of Pressfield's one-liners are incredibly insightful, but others leave me rolling my eyes. Read this book with an open mind, and it will get you excited again about your own project. Don't go to this book to find any answers, because it doesn't have any. It's a pep talk, a motivational speech; it's to get you back in the game.

Now, I downloaded this book on to my kindle for free, so it was well worth the price. I see that a print copy of this book currently costs $9.92. I think that is a little steep for what you get in this book. There's lots of white space and big fonts.
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Initial post: Feb 5, 2012 4:51:00 AM PST
Wow. You got a free copy and you go to Amazon to give in three stars? I guess I would have said nothing if I were less than thrilled with the free book. I kinda see your point that you wouldn't have paid ten bucks, but still.....
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