The Game recounts the incredible adventures of the everyday man who transforms himself from a shy, awkward writer into the quick-witted, smooth-talking Style, a character irresistible to women. But just when life is better than he could have ever dreamed (he uses his techniques on Britney Spears, receives life coaching from Tom Cruise, moves into a mansion with Courtney Love, and is officially voted the World's Number One Pickup Artist), he falls head over heels for a woman who can beat him at his own game.
Jaw-dropping and hilarious, The Game reveals the naked truth about sex, love, and relationships - and getting exactly what you want.
©2005 Neil Strauss (P)2013 Canongate Books Ltd
I decided to listen to this book because I wanted to find out what the Pick Up Artist community is all about, why it exists and what they do. I find the whole PUA culture weird, disturbing and rather tragic, but I found this book very interesting and compelling.
It doesn't say good things about our society that the PUA community is so large and that guys feel this is the best, or only, way to meet women. I understand that part of the process if to make men feel more confident in themselves and therefore make them happier and more attractive. This seems like the positive part of the process, but they way they go about it and their attitudes towards women are just WEIRD. It seemed like they saw women as another species who have to be tricked and manipulated, or even a collectible card game where you try and get the special edition card that the other guys covet the most. It didn't seem like they were getting to know women or picking up girls they were personally interested in, but trying to score the 'prizes' they thought would most impress other men.
I don't think this is a book to listen to if you want to learn the PUA techniques, but it's very entertaining if you want to find out about the culture and what they were up to at the time this was written (apparently things have changed and the movement has split into competitive factions all trying to cash in on some mens inability to talk to women).Overall, although I enjoyed the craziness of the car-crash being played out in the book, it made me feel pretty sad about the state of male/female relationships, and I had to keep reminding myself that these guys are in the minority. The narration is good and the pace of the book is good too.
"A noughtys hit I missed and now caught up."
a load of nonsense made entertaining. a strange premise which just about worked. I wouldn't recommend but when this first came out I was in my later teens and was forever being mentioned in the lad mags as a kind of dark art guide to bedding whoever you want. glad I satisfied curiosity but all just a bit far fetched to be believed and had , for me, a now bygone attitude for women that I have since grown out of and left behind.
"Waste of money ant, most important, time."
Waste of money ant, most important, time. Few good point which can be easily explained in half an hour
"if you like this sort of thing"
i got this book because of all the hype. which is why maybe iam so disappointed. as it just poor. its just a story about him and this group of men, who want to have sex with girls. trying to make the process mystical and special. it would be funny until you reailize this is real. its kind of sad. i was into this when i was like 12 years old.
iam being hard, if you want like a comic sort of book, about chasing women, without much jokes, then get it. but if you want something deeper, don't waste your credit.
Got the audible thinking that it would help me (not ashamed to say it) pick up woman. But the truth is it gave me insight into what it would be like to live the lifestyle of a pua.
But by the end of the book instead of it taking me to discover the hidden secret it lead me to find what it really is the truth of the whole crux of dating and meeting girls. You can only give the girl the opportunity you don't choose her she chooses you as so eloquently put at the end. Confidence is the only thing that you can truly have that means anything.
"Can be applied in many aspects of life"
It's not as clear cut as you might think - you do need to read between the lines and understand the process.
Good to listen to and captivating in many respects.
"Thank you Neil Strauss!"
love it! brilliant life style brilliant life story brilliant experience! I will follow and be better! :)
I've recently come into the knowledge of pua and didn't know much about its origins. I could t. Stop listening to it neil has a way with words. I thought the book would be about pickup techniques but he explains what drove them to become pua the emptiness and the dark sides of being a pua. It takes guts to admit to those things . Lastly I've never liked Tyler from rsd but this book explains how the pick up industry destroyed itself and became a victim of its own success Julien blanc case in point
"A crazy yet very human story"
There is something to learn here.. Passing from the excitement of the beginning till the realizations in the end this book is a very well writter human experience.
"Awesome! What an author"
A real and raw story from a gifted writer and person sharing a minuscule amount of his intelligence which is enough to overwhelm most.
Great book, I couldn't stop listening. A must listen to all them geeky, nerdy guys out there like myself. I
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