People who have read my books, particularly “The War of Art” and its cousins, have a vague idea of the odyssey of a particular solitary guy, wracked by guilt and riven by self-doubt, as he struggles toward his destiny as a writer. But they have only the scantiest conception of the particulars of that journey.
These particulars, I’m hoping, may be of use to others as they wrestle with their own version of that same odyssey.
So let me try to strip it down. Let me tell the parts I normally leave out.
I LOVED IT! AND I TOOK NOTES.
Jack Carr, #1 NYT bestselling author of the Terminal List series
"Steve has ripped the band-aid off. The wounds underneath are the scars created on the path to mastery. I was actually crying in the middle. Steve shows in this book what that pain looks like."
"Govt Cheese is exactly what I need right now: A true story of overcoming obstacles, both internal and external, to lead a life the author could barely dream of when he was starting out. I recommend this book to anyone who wishes they could finally take their shot at living the life of they secretly know they deserve."
"In the Evolution genre the protagonist’s unrealized potential evolves over time until it reaches its full humanity. Steven Pressfield’s amazing memoir arcs this most demanding form with insight, power and beauty."
"Steven Pressfield is a writing hero. I loved
the chance to see this master of story tell his own story."