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

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Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the bestselling author and journalist, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the last decade—guaranteed to change the lives of men and transform the way women understand the opposite sex forever.

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 this generation.

 

About Neil Strauss

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Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game, Rules of the Game, and Emergency. He is also the coauthor of three other New York Times bestsellers—Jenna Jameson's How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, MÖtley CrÜe's The Dirt, and Marilyn Manson's The Long Hard Road Out of Hell—as well as Dave Navarro's Don't Try This at Home, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. His latest book, Everyone Loves You When You're Dead, collects the 228 best, craziest, and most soul-baring moments from his adventures with musicians, celebrities, and icons while writing cover stories for Rolling Stone and the New York Times. Strauss lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by It Books. 466 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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The New York Times

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Neil Strauss spent two years learning the fine art of picking up women.

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The Guardian

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The Game: Undercover in the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss 452pp, Canongate, £16.99.

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The Guardian

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Strauss, a journalist and writer, was a bit nervous, a bit on the short side, a bit on the bald side.

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Slate

Strauss has been charging a presumably substantial sum for self-improvement guidance even while writing a book in which he confesses, “I’ve made a mess of everything and may never experience true happiness, love and family.” Sure, another quick Google search suggests that Strauss has worked out s...

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Ben Casnocha

A neg is neither compliment nor insult — it’s something in-between — it’s an accidental insult or a back-handed compliment.

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Technology Tell

Just about all of it is down right silly, yet they all had to come from somewhere, probably this book, “How to Pick Up Girls” by Eric Weber.

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Among other things Strauss can give you a new appreciation for Will Ferrell.

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