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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rollo is the king

Incredible. You're hilarious and you empowered the shit out of me. Pretty new to RedPill but would love to talk sometime. You should put Preventative Medicine on Audible as well - would love to hear more from you boss!

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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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  • 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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  • UrbanSmash
  • 09-02-17

Required Reading for All Males

This should be a standard and basic text for all males who are conscious, aware and awoke to the modern day gender dynamics. I have friends coming up to me asking why I'm so good with women. I refer them to this text as a starting point. A pleasure to listen to in audiobook format. Share with your dad, son, best man and become the fully realised and actualised men you were intended 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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  • 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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  • Anesu
  • 10-20-18

Dont take ot as gospel

The book has a lot of merit and actually brings home a lot of truths for the listener to mediate on. My take away is that as men we need to stop suppressing our egos, your ego reflects your self worth, dead this mentality of seeing women as prizes it is you who is a prize. one criticism I have is that the book treats Alpha male and beta male in binary terms when actually it's two sides of a continuum. Also I would argue that the obsession with sex is a Beta mindset in of itself and I think readers should be careful that this book doesn't drive their insecurities of not having enough sex in their early 20's. This book shouldn't be taken as gospel. some of the content will challenge your principles.

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  • babylon
  • 10-07-18

Only the last two chapters

Personally I did not like it only the last two chapters they gave good advice that rest of the book I would only give it one star.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-18

good stuff,

going to need to listen to the last third again and again just to be clear on the ideals.

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  • Daniel Hughes
  • 09-09-18

The most important book I've ever read

Listening to this has been enlightening. I am going to live life according to my intuitive, inbuilt natural masculine character traits without guilt, fear or shame. I would rather live my life by myself, than live as a provider and not accomplish my life goals. Thank you Rollo Tomassi.

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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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  • michael
  • 02-11-18

Amazing book for men !

I wish i had this book 10-20 years ago, boy... I was really clueless. While being into learning more about interacting with females fot the past years, this book is a great way to understand why "bad boys" are a magnet for girls , the concept of abundance, the dynamics of relationships etc. Thank you 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
  • 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

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  • Jeremy Adams
  • 11-27-18

A must for men young and old.

I wish I had learned these lessons as a younger man. I could have avoided many miserable years. Young men need to hear this, especially. This will improve your lives.

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  • Noah
  • 10-20-18

Take this Red Pill

Loved this book so much. Thank you, Richard Cooper (Entrepreneurs in cars), for recommending this, must-read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-30-18

The essential textbook for intersexual dynamics

Before your son's become men, have them read this book. It may save their lives.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-23-18

Must read for all men

The truth can be difficult to digest, but is necessary. A must read for ALL men.

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  • Tanjim
  • 07-06-18

Only a clueless moron would agree with this

The Rational Male - like other pickup-esque content, is just describing aspects of normal social interaction that everyone agrees on, and then tacking on a crazy conspiracy about women.

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  • Andrew Ko
  • 04-04-18

Becoming an alpha male

Some points were repeated in the book several times. Some very controversial points if view.