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It was followed by Satan Is Real: It lays out the techniques, terminology, and methodology for anyone to learn. Their tactics and pick up lines were beyond stupid. But nope, it’s basically the equivalent of an anti-scam metoso page.

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Strahs that’s because it is not a game. It’s about programming, memorization and regurgitation. Because their manipulation often relies on you believing you’re the special one who will teach them the error of their ways! They went all out to do anything but that. Thompson always had a knack for writing from inside hellish scenarios with a good perspective.

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Nov 16, Chance rated it did not like it. But here’s some quotes I liked: Before strais wedding, he held a funeral-themed bachelor’s party, laying to rest his ‘Style’ persona. But this book tells a story of ethical tension that is, hands down, the most powerful treatise on morals and group dynamics I have ever read. I think it’s important for both men and women to have self-confidence.

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You are a sexual con artist. Some of it is disturbing – the constant rating of girls on a 10 point scale, the older men sleeping with 18 and 19 year olds, convincing them to have threesomes using the “tricks” the learned as pick-up artists, the endless descriptions struas these guys having sex with women they don’t care about, having relationships with women that they so clearly don’t consider to be equals.


But there is more to them than desperate guys trying to get laid. My first week there I fell for a e, thirty-six year old statistician with a bowl cut and coke bottle thick glasses Revenge of the Nerds all the way. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss

That is why I don’t believe the events in the book. That said, it passed the time. So here I am, reviewing a book I haven’t really read. This is a devious sexual persuasion guide for hooking up, written by a psych doc who cruised the nightclubs with great success for a decade.

One example quote made by the author shows how ludicrous this book is – “I got into the game not to deceive women, but to make them like me for me – or at least for the new me.

There are probably women who will respond to that. I’m ep repelled by the text because I know fine well if I met a master manipulator, they probably could convince me to do just about anything.

Let me clear something up for the rest of you: This book exists to help guys trick women into think it’d be worthwhile to spend an evening with them.


I didn’t find it offensive, ridiculous, or prurient, I found it a nice tasty behavioral anthropological meal. What do women think, when a guy tells a fancy ass story of how big of a big shot he is, then brings you to his parents home to have sex. Retrieved July 26, View all 6 comments.

Anyone who’s taken a basic organizational behavior class has read the mounds of research on this.

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

Some writers can pull this off and still give you a good read. Good thing I’m reading this for book club cuz I can’t wait to discuss.

So I didn’t pick this book up for its instructional content. The teacher turned to the student and said “Go disarm this guy while I work on the girl”. One of them once arrived at one of our parties to cry on a couch during the rest of the evening. The self proclaimed love gurus talk a big game, but when you read further, you learn that they are nothing more than dudes who’s mommies didn’t hugged them enough. And that’s why this book is sad on so many levels, it makes women out to be this exotic species to be studied from afar.

This book may make you question your unconscious assumptions or conscious decisions in this area.