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The Game : Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists By Neil Strauss Paperback – 2012
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As I read page after page I became more and more interested. I was seeing some of my coworkers in a new light. They acted just like some of the people in this book, some of which I had looked up to. A little more than halfway through, I began to see what direction this book was going in. I am glad I read this book all the way through. I thought that it was women that I was missing in my life. I needed to become a pickup artist, or so I thought. While it is true that women are noticeably absent from my life, that wasn't the source of my emptiness. It was confidence.
It wasn't until the end of book that I realized that I didn't need any fine tuned pickup lines. I needed to just be me, but with more confidence. This book has given me the basic tools I need to start conversations with random strangers, to meet new people, which I had been to afraid to do. So what if they don't like me, the right people for me will. All I need to do is get out there and socialize.
While this book still makes me want to go out and try to pickup women, it's not to become a pickup artist. It's to further myself in every aspect of my life. Women are my vice in life, my weakness, I am afraid of rejection and thusly, afraid of women. If I can overcome my biggest obstacle with confidence, then there is nothing I can't do. Even though Neil Strauss will never know of me and never know how big of an impact his book has had on me, his book has unlocked the door to my future that I can now begin to open. I cannot thank him enough for writing this book. Very highly recommended!
-Steven aka Hoss ;)
Nonetheless, as Willy Wonka wisely said, "sometimes you have to take a step back, before you can take a step forward."
Neil's journey through the underworld of PUAs is an enlightening one of how we discover ourselves through our interactions with others...in more ways than one.
So far, the book is written as a good read, not a text book on how to play the Game. It does have ample examples of how the game is played, plus plenty or references to other material useful in playing the game effectively. This book is definitely a good place to start since it also tells you where to go for more information. It's entertaining as well as informative, giving both pros and cons on playing the Game.
What I'm looking for is some technical, dry, and completely unentertaining breakdown & analysis of the game involving step-by-step procedures, tables, & charts. Even if the author doesn't provide those himself at some point in the book, you could create them yourself since the information is in the text, ready to be distilled out of it. Several of the characters in the book appear to have made such detailed materials for their personal use, or use in their myriad of seminars.
I'm pleased enough with the subject matter and the writing style to check out other articles & books by this author.
A cool story of a not-so good looking man , who shares experiences and tactics about the Pickup Artist community - which I was not aware even existed.
Besides the actual story I found the principles non-obvious, but nevertheless useful. Honestly I am intrigued to learn more...
Anyway I highlighted quite a number of rows to read again and again. Good job Style!
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This is one of the nastiest, most misogynistic and disrespectful books I have ever had the...Read more
Any way, if you are 18 years old and you deal with women in your age, it will give you a boost.