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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
Right from the beginning, this book draws you in. I've been a Neil Strauss fan for many years and read this book in Barnes & Nobles and wanted a copy of my own. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Scott
It is really hard to review this book - but you should - I promise you a few couple of takeaways:
* Everything is a skill - it can be learnt, mastered and taught
*... Read more
Neil Strauss is a GREAT writer! With many more books on many more topics, I encourage everyone to read something of hisPublished 13 days ago by Mitch
Good book, thought it was just a guy bragging about picking up though. I didn't think it was wise.Published 14 days ago by Robert Christopher Henderson
I am only about 1/4th of the way through this book, but I have been engaged throughout the reading. It is an easy read that flows smoothly. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Smart, confident women don't fall for these VERY OBVIOUS games. It's always transparent when a guy starts in with these foolish tactics-but there will always be weak minds for... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Scarlet O'Hara
Mr. Strauss's journey from AFC to PUA and then finally into the real Neil is not just a how-to guide to meeting women. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Creighton Budris
Fast delivery and great book to read. Very entertaining and interesting! Would highly recommend to friendsPublished 25 days ago by Jeffrey W.