The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists Penetrating The Secret Society Of Pickup Artists (Paperback)
|Author: Neil Strauss|
|In dozens of cities around the world, men meet in underground "lairs" to discuss tactics and strategies for picking up women. Afterwards, they venture into the "field"-bars and clubs-and practice, questing after the holy grail: the perfect girl. Under a pseudonym, New York Times bestselling author Neil Strauss ventured into this bizarre subculture, traveling around the world and meeting the world's greatest seducers, men who claim to have found the combination to unlock a woman's legs-and her heart. There is Ross Jefferies, a master hypnotist on whom Tom Cruise's Magnolia character was based; Mystery, an illusionist who charms showgirls and celebrities; Rick H., a millionaire who turns straight-laced women into bisexual party girls; and Randall P., a spiritualist so powerful that women actually pay him to learn how to better pleasure him.|
The Game chronicles Strauss's adventures (and misadventures) undercover in this clandestine world of men who refuse to let traditional rules of dating doom them to unfulfilled lives. Along the way, there are riveting, and often disturbing, profiles of the men who have dedicated their lives to the game-and disciples who will stop at nothing to learn from them. The Game is a journey into a world that most women fear and most men dream of.
From the Publisher:
On his journey from AFC (average frustrated chump) to PUA (pick-up artist) to PUG (pick-up guru), Strauss not only shares scores of original seduction techniques but also has unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love. And then things really start to get strange -- and passions lead to betrayals lead to violence. The Game is the story of one man's transformation from frog to prince -- to prisoner in the most unforgettable book of the year.
About the Author:
In this pickup artist's memoir, Neil Strauss tells how he went from average guy (loser) to master seducer. Neil's Harvard was a secret society of seducers, a subculture of like-minded men who share the secrets of getting the best-rated women. Using the name "Style," Strauss actually lived among them in a Los Angeles safe house, and he tells of his two-year journey that included encounters with some of the rich and famous, such as Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton, and Courtney Love. He masters the rules of the Game, but the lifestyle that he and his friends lead takes them to some dangerous places. Strauss's textbook offers theory and practice in the seduction arts, and his prose style is engaging and readable. In the end, he gets what he wants and what he needs--though not what he expected. Readers of THE GAME will come away with more than just pickup lines.
"[Strauss's] writing is often hilarious and vivid....The world described in THE GAME is both fascinating and horrifying. It's a rubberneck experience, like passing a wreck on the highway." - Sheelah Kolhatkar 10/03/2005