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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield: Book Summary cover art
  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield: Book Summary

  • By: Book Summaries by FlashBooks
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun Tzu for the soul. What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor - be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too short!

  • By Beth on 06-09-2016

30min Essence of Resistance

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-2016

The brevity & range of the targeted teaching points really nailed what I was seeking - core mindshift ideas to frame & action, something I haven't been able to achieve despite knowing what I need to do to bring projects/jobs/task to closure. I heard Steve Pressfield interviewed recently & bought this summary. Ideal for the big thinker who struggles to move forward on their passion. About to listen for 3rd time as so much more learning with each round.

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  • Prime Time

  • Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit; Making the Most of All of Your Life
  • By: Jane Fonda
  • Narrated by: Jane Fonda
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Jane Fonda, numeber-one best-selling author, actress, and workout pioneer, is an icon for generations of women. In this inspiring and candid book, she shares her wisdom on making the most of your later years. Combining stories from her own life and from the lives of others with new research, Jane Fonda explores how the critical years from 45 and 50, and especially from 60 and beyond, can be the time when you truly become the energetic, loving, fulfilled person you were meant to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful Buoyant Outlook for Seasoned Years!

  • By Lisa on 11-09-2016

Insightful Buoyant Outlook for Seasoned Years!

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-2016

Would you listen to Prime Time again? Why?

I'll listen to Prime Time again for all the insightful and refreshing perspectives shared about getting older... something I've never feared and feel quite excited about reaching- in due course!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Prime Time?

Loved the whole chapter on love making in very senior years. Confirms my belief that our thoughts & feelings don't change.... just the packaging we're in. Another good reason to live our best lives and invest in longevity through good health.

Which character – as performed by Jane Fonda – was your favourite?

Herself - no acting here

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Simply the transparency, openness & shared wisdom Jane elicits from others and shares of herself. She'd make a wonderful friend to anyone of us, I'm sure.

Any additional comments?

I not only enjoyed Jane's sharing and the ease of the way she weaves all the key teachings of her story together; I particularly enjoyed listening to her read. She has a wonderfully engaging and articulate manner of speaking - in French and English.

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  • My Life So Far

  • By: Jane Fonda
  • Narrated by: Jane Fonda
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

My Life So Far is a powerful account of an extraordinary woman. Oscar winner, controversial political activist, groundbreaking fitness guru, wife, mother, lover, philanthropist; just some of the roles Jane Fonda is known for. In this candid book, written by Fonda herself, there are messages for women of all ages as she holds a mirror up to her own life but lets us see ours reflected there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Life of Learning

  • By Lisa on 15-08-2016

A Life of Learning

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-2016

I'd recommend this book to women in life transition, particularly those of us who, like me, have come through a storm & taken the time (4yr in my case) to heel, nurture & ground herself. I bought Jane's 'My Life So Far' & 'Prime Time' after viewing her impressive TEDX talk about 'The Third Act'. If, like me, you enjoy biographies &, in the case of this book, value the life perspective of an older, wise (yet vulnerable & uncertain in herself) & ever attentive woman, then I suggest that you will enjoy & reflect meaningfully with this book.

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