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The Game :  Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists - Neil Strauss

The Game

Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

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Nothing you have heard about The Game will prepare you for it. Neil Strauss reveals the bizarre world of the pick-up artist—men who devote their lives to mastering the techniques of seducing women. None of this is fiction. These men have their own vernacular and codes of honour, they trade strategies online, attend each other's seminars and live together in houses around the world they call Projects.

New York Times and Rolling Stone journalist Neil Strauss spent two years travelling in what is known as the 'seduction community', a secret society of men committed to becoming pick-up artists (PUAs). Through Internet newsgroups and international workshops, he entered a world of bizarre and compelling characters—from charismatic leaders like Mystery and Ross Jeffries to the eccentric bachelors and arrested adolescents who followed their every lead. He spent night after night approaching countless new 'targets', until he had developed the ability to connect, almost immediately, with any woman who crossed his path. Within a matter of months, Neil Strauss—once a self-described average frustrated chump (AFC)—had transformed himself into Style, the king of the PUAs.

Hysterical and harrowing by turns, filled with cameos from Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Tom Cruise, Courtney Love, Heidi Fleiss, and others, The Game is the story of what happens when one man harnesses the power to seduce the most desirable women in the world—only to find his own world come crashing down around him.

A compulsively readable account of one man's discovery of the madness that lingers at the fringes of civilised interaction. It's dating, but not as we know it.

Praise for The Game:

'Rife with insights and honesty, The Game is both a voyeuristic thrill and a how-to manual for anyone.' — Happen magazine

'Hugely entertaining...I loved every page. And I'll never let Neil Strauss within 50 feet of my wife.' — Esquire

'We now have conclusive proof that men are capable of even more elaborate and foolish tactics on the battlefield of love.' — New York Times

About the Author

Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game, Rules of the Game, and Emergency. He is also the coauthor of three other New York Times bestsellers--Jenna Jameson's How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Mötley Crüe's The Dirt, and Marilyn Manson's The Long Hard Road Out ofHell--as well as Dave Navarro's Don't Try This at Home, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. His latest book, Everyone Loves You When You're Dead, collects the 228 best, craziest, and most soul-baring moments from his adventures with musicians, celebrities, and icons while writing cover stories for Rolling Stone and the New York Times. Strauss lives in Los Angeles.

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      4.0

      Interesting book

      By Jim

      from Melbourne, AU

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Well Written

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        Comments about The Game:

        Pretty good read, especially for a younger audience. Pretty good stories.

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        2.0

        Interesting

        By ST

        from Peakhurst, NSW

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          • Disappointing
          • Not What I Expected

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          Comments about The Game:

          A look into the pick up artist world or lifestyle.

          Found it hard to accept as 'real life' but an interesting tale nonetheless. A decent lighthearted read but should not be anything more. It had interesting characters and scenarios but again, for readers looking for a scientific or proven method for 'picking up' women, this is not it and probably doesn't exist anyway.

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          4.0

          Entertaining

          By Capt.Awesome

          from Perth, WA

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            Comments about The Game:

            A very interesting and entertaining tale. Real or not, i'll let you be the judge!

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            "We now have conclusive proof that men are capable of even more elaborate and foolish tactics on the battlefield of love." - The New York Times. "Hugely entertaining... I loved every page. And I'll never let Neil Strauss within 50 feet of my wife." - Esquire

            ISBN: 9781920885984
            ISBN-10: 1920885986
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 464
            Published: October 2005
            Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.0
            Weight (kg): 23.2