- Series: The Rational Male (Book 2)
- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (March 9, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781508596554
- ISBN-13: 978-1508596554
- ASIN: 1508596557
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 148 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
Edit- I actually meant to write this review for the first edition rational male. It actually applies to this book as well I suggest reading both cover to cover and also buying the audiobook.
It is very difficult to make a sequel that equals or surpasses the original creation. In my estimation that is the fate that has come upon this sequel of the first book. I do not mean that there is no merit or worth to derive from the present incarnation of the original completely abstract nature of the first book. While it is not superior or equal to the character of the first book nonetheless it possesses some worth all the same. The second book imparts some concrete points that are useful in conjunction with the abstract quality of the first book. These points become sure anchors that serve well one's investigations into the female imperative i.e., Hyper-gamy.
The merit of this volume must stand on its own, which I believe it successfully accomplishes. It is, like the first volume, an interesting read. It flows nicely from concept to concept and point to point. It held my interest throughout the entire book. I am pleased that I have read this volume and have gained by doing so some value useful in understanding the female and her hardwired, unconscious imperative.
You are what you do. And this is what women do.
For years I was a successful hedge fund manager working at some of the world's largest and most prestigious firms. We stayed consistently 5 years ahead of financial research provided by academics through a combination of hard empiricism and thoughtful and unbiased conjecture. That's a recipe for achieving success, and in it's area, it's exactly what this book is too. So when the ridiculous house of cards that is the current academic "thinking" regarding gender relations finally comes crashing down around itself, what it will get replaced with is something that echo's Rollo's writing. Biology and genetics are not social constructs. Men and woman are different in many more ways than the shape of their sex organs. Only a fool would say otherwise. This book offers a counter to that laughably political claim.
This book won't make you hate women. But what it will do is make you understand them better. All their beautiful bewildering complexity is explained within, as well as why we men find it so beautiful and bewildering. When you 'take the red pill' and acknowledge the truth about our many differences, you will not only be empowered to improve your life, but will also be in a position to appreciate the tragic lot that is most women's lives in the 21st century. Few books have had such a profound effect on me.
Thanks so much Rollo, for going to the trouble. I'll recommend to everyone I know.