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The Rational Male

Narrated by: Sam Botta
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The Rational Male is a rational and pragmatic approach to intergender dynamics and the social and psychological underpinnings of intergender relations. The book is the compiled, 10-year core writing of author/blogger Rollo Tomassi from therationalmale.com.

Rollo Tomassi is one of the leading voices in the globally growing, male-focused online consortium known as the "Manosphere". Outlined are the concepts of positive masculinity, the feminine imperative, plate theory, operative social conventions, and the core psychological theory behind game awareness and "red pill" ideology. Tomassi explains and outlines the principles of intergender social dynamics and foundational reasoning behind them.

©2013 George W. Miller (P)2016 George W. Miller

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could be better

speed 1.15 otherwise it's slow as hell. chapter 3 about 27 and a half minutes into the chapter I can hear double voices as if one part was taped over the other which has a result of me absorbing neither. please fix this.

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Highly, highly recommend!

This book describes and helps you understand the sociological and psychological reason behind much of what is embedded in our culture in terms of masculinity and feminism.

I am a 22 year old male, in shape, single, and on a successful path in life, therefore I thought I was a prize to women but for some reason, the most of the women I was trying to get with "didn't see it" or I was (in my head) "too mature for they're linear cognitive functioning for our age". There are a few things I was completely missing. Half way through the book I felt my actions changing, mindset changing, and sure enough I have had positive results (I'll save the dirty details). I believe the main reason was that this book gave me the edge of confidence and slight change in mindset that I needed to make it work better for me.

I lacked the understanding of how women worked psychologically, and based my "game" off of the wrong concepts to appeal to women. I already had most of the characteristics necessary to appeal to women, however this book allowed me to do some necessary fine tuning to my 'game'. This book will make you look back and realize where you went wrong in past relations, and why women make the decisions they do, and take the actions they do; even if it seems it makes no since on a functional level.

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Every man MUST read this book, several times over.

What did you love best about The Rational Male?

It helped me realize, why as a man I have suffered so much in my life. It was nothing I was doing, I was following all the advice women gave, all the ideas you see in movies, music, I thought women wanted a man who was caring and affectionate, this book helped me realize.. That all my suffering was due from the identification with feminist ideals. The line:A Man's love is unconditional and loves simply for love, a woman's love on the other hand is opportunistic, there's a condition to receiving it. Cut me like a knife....

What did you like best about this story?

The analogy with the matrix, first made me laugh and then question the validity of this book. But as Rollo continues explaining throughout the book and referencing the similarities, that laughter soon turned into a complex set of a emotions that I cannot describe, you realize.. It's true.. We men have been made victims and no one will believe you because, they're part of the system, and just like the matrix, they will fight to preserve it..

What did you learn from The Rational Male that you would use in your daily life?

Once you know this truth.... You cannot go back. You cannot look at women the same and you realize, just how fucked up it is that your needs as a man,were never important to the world, yet your accomplishments is what everyone will relish in..

Any additional comments?

Thank you for this insight..... Thank you for unplugging me from this matrix..

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Must read for any man

A must read for any man whether single, divorced, or married. Learn the reasoning behind masculinity being viewed as negative, and how to combat this social dilemma.

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Good shit

A little too conspiratorial but he makes good points. I think he tries to make sense of many unconscious behaviors displayed. by women but at the same time can be argued in multiple ways

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Essential to understand love and women

I'd recommend the written version since the narrator doesn't do the book justice, but every male should buy both.

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Clear display of much needed concepts

This makes it easier to understand the much needed concepts of dating and behaviors needed to maintain a positive attitude towards relationships and avoiding the pitfalls that lead to depression because of entering relationships without the necessary skills needed for overall health including mentally.

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Great Ideas. Horrible book. Way too long.

Good content regarding the effect of feminism on societal beliefs. But... this book repeats every concept 4 or 5 times, has no cohesive flow (as if it weren’t outlined before being written), and appears to be merely cut-n-pasted off a long list of blog entries. A book is not a blog, it requires time and effort - which aren’t to be found here. Good ideas alone aren’t enough. Lastly, the narrator is dreadful. The narrator sounds completely mechanical - as one of those cheap books people write and it’s narrated by a computer voice.

Great ideas. Horrible book.

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This should be required for all males to read

This book should be a required read for all boys/men to graduate high school. Mind blowing truth is spoken in this book.

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Will change your life

This book is terribly organized but it is the best book on the market on the topic of understanding women

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  • Chris Carroll
  • 05-10-18

Say “yes” now to speak to sales.

I really can’t get on with this book, it isn’t the author it’s the narrator. He sounds like an a computer generated voice with no emotion, monotone, delivered all at the same speed. It makes this book really hard to listen to. This was my first book on audible and I hope there not all like this

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  • Lee
  • 09-27-18

Disappointing.

Read on recommendation from a friend fairly new to game. For me the dialogue lacks depth, I found this work very repetitive and quite abstract, this wasn't helped by the narrator sounding like he is reading me a children's story his voice covers far too many octaves, he lacks understanding of when to accentuate and how to convey meaning to the words being read. (There is a clear divide between narrators who have read and understood a piece of work before narrating and those simply blerting out a script).

Practical applications and examples are hardly covered in this book, for me, all you will learn from this book is that female social conditioning is an enemy of male dominance unless you understand it and use it to your advantage. This could have quite simply been summed up in those 19 words I just state written rather than the X amount of hours wasted listening to this audiobook in hope that the magic content (based on so many positive reviews) may at some point surface. It doesn't.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-18

Interesting point of view

Very easy listen. Helps to understand female behaviour. Would recommend to all young men. Great introduction to MGTOW.

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  • Onewave
  • 03-03-18

rambling

some good info here which can be found elsewhere. unfortunately written in very long rambling sentences. hard to follow in audio version. overall: not as good as it's made out to be

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-20-17

Every man must read this

This is truly an indispensable book for every man to read. Getting involved with someone in a relationship can have life changing implications for the better or for the worse. The knowledge in this book can help men to avoid many of the pitfalls that can befall the unsuspecting man

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-19

Really good!

Listen to how a masculine man should be around women. Learn about alpha male.

Thumbs up!

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  • kkraw47
  • 01-16-19

Every man absolutely MUST read this book.

This book is a must for every man to read. This book has literally changed my life and I can't thank Rollo for the knowledge that he imparts in the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-19

Eye opener

Really enjoyed the eye opening dynamics of how the world really looks, the red pill if you will

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-24-18

Excellent Book

An excellent read. Really opened my eyes to what is going on in the world and I look forward to the next volume.

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  • urbansumo
  • 11-21-18

Brilliant red pill advice.

Hard to swallow at first but is a real eye opener and a must read for all males. My only regret is that I didn't have this book 20 years ago.

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  • Wes
  • 01-20-19

Solid Concepts. Terrible Narration.

Despite the solid and important concepts, the narration made this book almost unlistenable to. It was read by a synthetic narration robot, or somebody with a voice just like one. It got annoying very quickly and stayed that way until the end, which often distracted from the message. I suggest buying the physical version unless you really can't spare the time. The narration hurts the head at the same time as the concepts described expand it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-16-18

excellent

really enjoyed it, fresh perspective and insightful. well-written and enjoyable, very exciting writing from Rollo!

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  • Don
  • 02-10-18

Listened to this entire book overnight - riveting

Must read prior to marriage and dating women. Completely demystifies why many women cheat with bad alpha types and marry nice guys or use them shamelessly as placeholders and why many women have no remorse in dumping a nice guy who invested all his time and recources thinking authentic sex and affection can be bargained for with a woman. Why women can become completely unreasonable/heartless and how the governments and courts have become completely gynocentric and support injustice towarda men

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-23-18

Don't buy this if you're not open minded.

First off, there are some good points in here. I wouldn't call them facts, but for the sake of gender based debates they provide interesting arguments and I'd agree with a lot of the points to a degree.

However based on the language and concepts, I'd say the book/this guy's whole deal takes advantage of the "betas". The whole philosophy of it seems to mainly apply to guys who have trouble with girls/relationships and it picks on their insecurities - providing the "solution". Afterall, that would be the majority market for this kind of stuff.

Nothing wrong with that, but I just think the target audience is a vulnerable one. Guys buy into the whole - "I have to be an alpha shit" pretty easily without even considering that behaviour is exactly the opposite of how an "alpha" should act.

Overall there's many flaws in the arguments and it makes a bit of a joke of science at some points and you probably won't be too impressed with the author. BUT equally it's worth a read for men and women regardless of political views and relationships - assuming you aren't quick to join or oppose the opinions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-19

an absolute GEM!!!!

this is seriously one of, if not THE best book I've ever read/listened to.... totally recomend every male to read this..

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  • Julian Griffin
  • 02-20-19

A must read for any modern male

I always thought it’s ok to be a man. This book had some very interesting discussion points and well worth a read. For me it said, continue business as usual.

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  • ingswarrior
  • 02-20-19

This book changes everything

What an incredibly powerful book. This book has rocked the foundations of how I see the world and how I see male and female relationships as well as feminism and masculinity. Once you take the red pill there is no going back.

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  • Dany Boros
  • 01-16-19

Every man needs to read this and pay attention

Great content by Rollo and well read by Sam, thank you both for an enjoyable but at times painful (hard hitting truth) intake of the bitter red pill... Every man and his boys need to read this, this is non negotiable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-18-18

absolutely essential for males

you must go through this book at least once in your life. this will save you future heart ache and find peace in your past

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-18

Like opening my eyes for the first time

This book is amazing but if you arent a bit open minded you wont be ready to hear the truth. A must for all men