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The Rational Male - Preventive Medicine (Volume 2) Paperback – March 9, 2015
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Let me be clear: this book is BETTER than the original Rational Male. The first one was a great book in its own right and maybe had more important fundamental concepts but it had no clear organizational structure and read more like a series of loosely related blog posts. This one knows where it is going.
The book focuses on the life stages of women and how they go from being crazy for hawt guys but somewhat unaware of their power in their teen years to the party years of the 20's to the panic that sets in around 30 to the epiphany where they rationalize that they finally realize how much they appreciate the comfort and provider aspects of men. Although the focus is on women, men are included indirectly since many of their decisions are based of optimization of intimate encounters with said women. The later chapters do, in fact, go into greater detail about how men should respond to all of this in their outlook and important decisions.
I interact with girls/women of all ages from teen through college coed through bitter 30's-40's as a result of a variety of social hobbies and Tomassi's descriptions seem pretty accurate. No matter what your stage in life, you can benefit by knowing women's "angle" and not falling into their frame and thereby making decisions that will continue to haunt you down the road.
To sum this book up, it made me recall an experience from a couple years back. I was in my hometown for Christmas and paid a visit to an old high school friend at his law firm. He married a tall stunning blonde southern belle right out of college, has a high-paying attorney job, is in the process of building a big new house in the right neighborhood, and has two bright young sons. Meanwhile, I was invisible to desirable women through college and all my 20's. I have an ok job but not particularly lucrative or prestigious, and I fill a lot of my time with reading, team sports, and other hobbies to fill the lack of a family life. Strangely enough, though, there was a slight tinge of regret in my friend's voice as he told me that he envied my freedom. At the time, I thought he was just being nice so as to not draw attention to our relative social status, but after reading this book, I realize he was probably serious. It's not that he doesn't love his family and success but it is all he has ever known. The wife will continue to make demands on his time and energy and even in a best case scenario, she will never be as sexy or amorous as she was at 22. Meanwhile, while some aspects of my life have, frankly, sucked so far (especially when it comes to women) they are likely to improve a great deal, and I now have this book to thank in part for that.
It's that impactful.
A great behind-the-scenes imperative is affecting the lives of every born American (others in the world too) and it's an absolute necessity that men (and women) become more aware of this culture damaging matrix we (eventually) find ourselves locked in.
The book is titled Preventive Medicine and rightly so; it has the very potential to save souls.
There's not much more to be said.
Read the book. Enjoy a more fulfilling and honest life.