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A Thousand Tiny Failures: Memoirs of a Pickup Artist [Kindle Edition]

Tony D
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sebastian had man-boobs, and life was a bummer...until he got surgery and discovered an online community of Pickup Artists. Moving to Montreal, he stumbles into a world of parties, sex, drugs, and drama - only to emerge with a new, but questionable understanding of himself, women, and the human condition. 

What compels a man to relentlessly flirt for sport, and at what cost?

Part instruction manual, part hipster-Unicorn sexual adventure story, A Thousand Tiny Failures is a hilarious and insightful novel, for men who want to improve, and women who want to understand.

Scroll up and grab a copy today. 

***Contains adult content***

Editorial Reviews


"I highly recommend the book for anyone who's into game. It's funny and entertaining, and a bit educational. Most of all, it's a book that is honest and real and moving." - Chris Shepherd,, lovesystems

"An introduction to a very witty, insightful, acerbic, intensely imaginative new naughty boy in literature. And in times like these, discovering someone with this unique brand of introspective talent as to why we interact the way we do is a gift. Use it." - Grady Harp, Amazon Top Ten  Hall of Fame reviewer.

From the Author

I wanted to highlight certain states of mind and exaggerate specific examples with poetry, to heighten the dramatic effect and illuminate philosophies.  Therefore it is a work of fiction. 

The manuscript travelled with me across North America, South East Asia, and back again. In the time I was waiting for New York lit agents to review it, praise it, review it again and reject it, I wrote I Hope It's Sunny Out, which teaches men how to meet women in the daytime. 

Grab a copy. If you enjoy it, please leave a review.

Best of luck and skill. 

Tony D 

Product Details

  • File Size: 827 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492375772
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F225ZTM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,789 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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My review comes from the perspective of a young woman living in Montreal. I am not a pick-up artist, as many of his readers are, but nonetheless I found the book highly entertaining and read it in a matter of days.

The first thing that struck me when reading this book was that I had never heard a man was admit to suffering from body image issues. I always thought that women were the only ones to suffer from body dysmorphia, and assumed men had it easy, not caring what they look like. It was refreshing to see the author's vulnerability in regard to his body.

Tony's story reveals the irony of loving women, but hating them at the same time because his entire self-worth was built on their acceptance or rejection of him. He took me on a continuous roller coaster of highs (the moments of feeling like a rockstar, an unstoppable man) and the inevitable lows. We can all relate to these feelings of self-love and self-hate. This is inevitable if your happiness is dependent on others (in his case, women).

Perhaps the part I enjoyed the most was seeing a man take action, and being proactive about his unhappiness. I found myself applauding him for stepping up and learning all he could to get what he thought he wanted in life. He went all-in. What I find most admirable about pick up artists is their belief that you are not destined to live a certain life-- you are a dynamic being and you change anything about yourself, including your personality. Tony demonstrates just how far some men go in the name of self-improvement. It makes you wonder if there really are any limits to who you can become in this world. He says in the book, "Limiting beliefs are limits you set for yourself."

Tony shows the evolution of a loser becoming a rock star in his own universe.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I came upon the book while during a time when I was struggling with certain aspects in my life, mostly related to meeting new people. The book really helped me out and kept me motivated during this period. It was an interesting read and it may be just me but I found it helpful for what I was and still am trying to achieve with my life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True sequel to ‘The Game’. September 12, 2014
By Taz
Format:Kindle Edition
Yeah and I mean it...this is the real sequel to ‘The Game’ as it tells the story of a guy who finds out about the pick-up community and in changes him completly. You see and hear about a lot of guys that read about game but less than 1% eventually end up getting into cold approaching, day game etc as it takes a lot of discipline, commitment and energy..You see Sebastian is one of those 1% and the book tells his story.
Tony is a normal, average guy and his book gives you a realistic view into the picking up girls lifestyle. If you’re a middle aged man you cand find a lot of experiences relatable to your own. The s***ty jobs, the painful rejections, the flakes, slobby friends are just a few of those examples.
Altough this is his first novel , the book is very solid. It is not written in only one note but instead each chapter has his unique note and tone. Each chapter is different that the other and everithing wraps up naturally at the end. Tony’ unique ability to describe his memories made this a very fun read. I’m looking forward to read more TonyD material in the future ;)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top shelf quality November 27, 2014
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I've read many self help, personal growth and books on attraction and I needed something new for a change. I didn't know what to expect when I decided to read this book but I kept coming back to read more.

It was refreshing to read about the authors journey from self hating, negative man boob boy to a self actualized, natural casanova man. There are too many how to books on this subject and very few books on the personal experience of a man trying to better himself.

The quality of the writing kept me engaged, often laughing and envisioning the places and situations the author was in.
Definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves quality writing and/or needs a break from all these self help, motivational books out there. Can't wait to see more content from the author.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-written and entertaining! March 2, 2014
By nick
Format:Kindle Edition
This book gives the reader a very realistic view into a life of meeting and picking up girls. Tony is an normal, average guy and is completely self-taught in seduction. I found a lot of his experiences relate-able to my own. Tony's wit, writing style and his ability to graphically describe his life's moments made this a very quick and fun read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, read it in 1 sitting March 2, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Really enjoyed this book, and can only recommend it to those who are open to self-improvement, but also enjoy reading novels.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very inspiring and realistic view of pickup October 3, 2013
By DJ685
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First of all, yes, the character in this book IS a bit narcissistic. But seriously...try to find one pickup artist who ISN'T egotistical. A lot of them are extremely arrogant, and compared to most, this one is actually pretty humble.

The thing is, you have to be a bit egotistical to practice and succeed at pickup. Pickup is fueled by ego. You have to be able to overcome your own insecurities, and believe in yourself enough to think that if you go over and talk to that cute girl over there, things might go well. By the time you've approached a hundred girls, (which doesn't take long at all) you've probably approached more than most guys do in an entire lifetime...but you've also been rejected more, and you have to have the confidence to overcome that.

If you tell your friends or family members about what you're doing, there's a pretty good chance that they will think it's "creepy" or manipulative, or they just won't understand it. Some people will even hate you, and no matter how you try to explain it to them, you will never change their mind. You have to believe that you deserve happiness with a beautiful girl, and be willing to do the work necessary to get what you want, no matter what anyone else might think of you.

The character in this book goes through all those situations, but in the end he accomplishes things and gets girls he never thought he'd be able to get. If he hadn't had the confidence, positive thinking, and self-motivation to go after what he wanted most, he would have just stayed in his home town, smoking pot and playing video games in his friends' basements. Or, he would have just given up after a short time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't put it down
I have read a lot of dating books but this one really took me through the journeys of the highs and the lows. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for his next adventure novel.
Published 4 months ago by Manoj
5.0 out of 5 stars Prisoner of One's Own Expectations
Never have I read a tome that perfectly expressed my love/hate affair with the art of pickup so well as Tony D has. Read more
Published 5 months ago by GuitarHeroForHire
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book!
This was an awesome and interesting book! You learn about all the experiences this guy went through and how he dealt with it! I'll be sure to read this again!
Published 9 months ago by Jose Betancourt
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read for aspiring pua
This book is humorous recollection of life. If you enjoy reading field reports you'll enjoy this book. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ka3ax
5.0 out of 5 stars magnificent read
Loved the book, very entertaining and very real. Shows the true nature of picking up and attracting women. Can't wait for the next book.
Published 9 months ago by ag
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and different
It's not easy to find an author who writes the way you like it. You can go through a lot of books (for me - even some classics) and discard them in the middle. Read more
Published 9 months ago by skyz
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
This is an amazingly intriguing book. Very well written and extremely funny. His sense of humor reminded me of my own. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Nicholas Krause
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Read It
I got this book on sale on reddit. The author certainly has a way with words. His style is that of a stand up comedian, he throws lots of facts and stories at you but rarely brings... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bryan Engelke
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid
As a 90's teen, I was instantly able to relate to this book. It was reading a book that I wrote about my own life. So his story and advice really spoke to me. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jeff Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise and Insightful
This book is very helpful in organically approaching the subject of pick up. Rather than associate itself as a serious field guide, the book has tons of useful and entertaining... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gurdit Chahal
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More About the Author

Tony was created in 1978 when his father inseminated his mother in an undisclosed location in Canada. He then published his first book, "A Thousand Tiny Failures - Memoirs of a Pickup Artist," and then a short self-help book, "I Hope it's Sunny Out - A Guide For Meeting Girls in the Day Time."

That's it. Nothing else happened.

Tony likes guitars, travel, reading, flirting, writing, and smart people.

He currently lives in Vancouver BC and travels extensively as a dating coach for his company,



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