Title: The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
Author: Neil Strauss
Publisher: Regan Books
The Game by Neil Strauss is the journey of the author when he started to explore the secret society of pickup artists. Also, it is a book about how to become a successful pickup artist. This book is for those who consider themselves unnatural in the world of attraction and lust: Men who are never successful in attracting women and haven’t had sex since years.
Demonstrating the western culture, this book has various methods and techniques on how to approach a girl, how to isolate her, how to gain her attention, how to take her phone number, how to make her kiss you, how to make her want you and of course sleep with you.
Neil Strauss, known as Style in the world of pickup artists takes you on his journey from being an introvert and a nerd to the most influential pickup artist of his time. The title indicates the game that a pickup artist plays starting from grabbing a woman’s attention in a club to having her on the bed.
Neil Strauss met various pickup artists during his journey and learnt a lot from them until he became a master himself. Also, he bought several books and audios to internalise that women need sex much more than men. To make himself confident he had to implement the methods from the book in the field. And so he did. Also, he went on several tours along with his mentor, Mystery, for organising workshops on how to become a pickup artist.
Neil Strauss was the man behind Project Hollywood which made picking up the game a real big deal.
Honestly, it was a different book. A book that you would find manipulative and at some points stupid as well. But this was something that I did not know exists, so it was a good experience to know about such a community. And of course, the world is a big place and you would find all kinds of people. But it would be hard to believe when you find insecure men attending workshops to learn proper lines and routines to have women on their beds.
No doubt, Neil Strauss is a good writer and a brilliant observer. Some of my favourite paragraphs from the book are –
I can’t imagine ever choosing one person for life. It’s not that I’m scared of commitment; it’s that I’m scared of arguing with someone I love over whose turn it is to do the dishes, of losing the desire to have sex with the woman lying next to me every night, of taking a back seat in her heart to our children, of resenting someone for limiting my freedom to be selfish
We have this idea that love is supposed to last forever. But love isn’t like that. It’s a free-flowing energy that comes and goes when it pleases. Sometimes it stays for life; other times it stays for a second, a day, a month, or a year. So don’t fear love when it comes simply because it makes you vulnerable. But don’t be surprised when it leaves, either. Just be glad you had the opportunity to experience it.
About the Author
Neil Strauss is a bestselling author & transformational journalist. His books include The Dirt & The Truth. He also writes for the NY Times & Rolling Stone.