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Mystery is an aspiring Toronto magician who charges $2,250 for a weekend pickup workshop. He is not much to look at: a cross between a vampire and a computer geek. But by using high-powered marketing techniques he's turned seduction into an effortless craft--even inventing his own vocabulary. His technique sounds like a car salesman's tip sheet: his main rule is FMAC--find, meet, attract, close. He employs the "three-second rule"--always approach a woman within three seconds of first seeing her in order to avoid getting shy. Other tricks: Intrigue a beautiful woman by pretending to be unaffected by her charm; also, never hit on a woman right away. Start with a disarming, innocent remark, like "Do you think magic spells work?" or "Oh my god, did you see those two girls fighting outside?" And finally, the most important characteristic of the pickup artist--smile.
After two years, Strauss ends up becoming almost as successful as Mystery, but he comes to an important realization. His techniques were actually off-putting to the woman he ended up falling in love with. And they never prepared him for actually having a relationship. After a while, he ran out of one-liners and had to have a real conversation. Still, The Game is a great read that may help some AFCs come out of their shells. --Alex Roslin
A convergence of lots of good technology and sociology. Unique in the single-minded, initial pursuit...we cheer for the man the author finally becomes. Read morePublished 6 days ago by J. Goddard
This book is very interesting and entertaining. There are several interesting ideas that come from it that are quite intriguing. I definitely recommend this book.Published 9 days ago by I like the game a lot. it's fun and addictive.
The Game is a somewhat autobiographical description of Neil Strauss's mercurial journey in the underground world of PUAs (Pick-up artists). Read morePublished 12 days ago by Mike Morgenstein
Interesting story interspersed with some tips. More of a novel than a how-to. Interesting characters. It makes me want to meet them. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Thomas Cott
I read this more out of curiosity and for the bibliography. It is amazing what some guys are willing to do to get women! Bottom line? Read morePublished 13 days ago by Douglas Shields
I saw "The Game" - this book - lying on my friend's shelf a few years ago, and only recently got around to reading it. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Micah