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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492777862
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492777861
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If, for some reason you think that's a bad thing, then read the book again.
D. Weber
While Rollo Tomassi puts forth controversial ideas, he does so in a very reasonable manner.
Reuben Luoma-Overstreet
I really appreciated that, and I'm recommending this book to all my guy friends.

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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Maya on October 4, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book and will certainly re-read it.

All men have to navigate the sexual marketplace and relationships with women throughout their lives, and most men instinctively want a more sophisticated understanding of how that market really works. At least I always have. Unfortunately the modern media is so terrified of offending women and losing the marketing cashflow associated with them, it's become aggressively anti-male to the detriment of the average guy. Most men spend their entire lives perceiving the gender power dynamics around them almost as white noise, with no real ability to tune into what's actually happening in their interactions. Many men perceive their own gender and even themselves to be unworthy of the respect, dignity and options our society is so desperate to guarantee for the average woman, without really understanding why they feel this way.

The Rational Male is an easy to digest set of essays that essentially tune men into the real dynamics of the sexual marketplace, and the cultural/political forces surrounding it. It's easy to see when reading it that the author's primary intent is to educate the average guy about his potential, options, leverage and best strategies when interacting with women. It's particularly valuable because it does an excellent job of explaining women's sexual and relationship strategies, and some of the most common social conventions used to leverage guys into acting against their own best interest in their relationships without them even realizing it.

If you read and appreciated books like Men on Strike by Dr Helen Smith or The Myth of Male Power by Warren Farrell, you will probably enjoy this book as well, because although they cover different subjects they frequently touch on similar themes.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Moose Norseman on October 3, 2013
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This morning I stumbled upon a blog, [...] I noticed that the author of the blog had a recently released book of the same name, and so I bought the Kindle edition and read the entire book. Some of you are questioning my owning a Kindle, as I am admittedly somewhat anti-technology. However, I live in limited space environments and read prodigiously, so despite my preference for the physical book, a Kindle has become my standard method of reading. Here's my take on The Rational Male.

Rollo examines gender interactions quite thoroughly in this book, and clearly shows his knowledge. I found the book to be quite interesting, however, I was distracted several times by poor editing which caused me to have to re-read a number a passages. I also found the general structure of the book less than ideal-it reads like a number of blog posts put together without much thought as to the order. Halfway through the book you may get a section defining a term that has been used throughout the preceding portion of the book. However, the quality of the ideas makes up to some extent for the poor editing and presentation.

Rollo presents a path for men to recognize their own value in the sexual marketplace and enhance both their options and value through diversification, or as he puts it, "plate spinning." The book is primarily written in a way that assumes that fornication is a necessity for his readers, although he does say that those with religious or moral codes can apply his principles in a modified way and receive the same benefits. As a savage that rebels against the free sexuality of the Brave New World, I still appreciate and agree with many of his concepts.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful By KarmaSutra on October 3, 2013
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Be quiet. A man is speaking to you.

The first thing that came to my mind after reading The Rational Male is: it's about time.

Having known Rollo for many years on SoSuave (and in real life), and having investing my time in his ideas, I've come to appreciate when a man, a Father to men both young and old, speaks to the heart of our collective issues. His book encompasses years of research, case study, personal experience, and years of wringing the neck of the stubborn ego. All of this knowledge and experience culminates in a swift-kick in our collective nut sac.

The abundance of wisdom lying within the pages is worth more than any amount of money he charges for the material; it's worth your time. Time being the one commodity we will never gain more of so you'd be better off learning to appreciate it, and spend it wisely.

This book will save lives. It will save the inexperienced man from his inability to control himself. The Rational Male will force Generation WHY to reflect on the weaknesses of their own Fathers and Grandfathers. The Rational Male will cause you to become enraged which is ultimately the importance of the work.

Buy this book. Rather than pay a woman for her affections, or supplicate to the hem of her opinion, you'll be a more rounded, and well-prepared man after internalizing this material. You'll be a fully revered man who will have his choice of the litter to help him progress onward.

Do it. Do it now.

Scott B. aka: KarmaSutra
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