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The Game Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by  Neil Strauss - First Edition - 2005 - from (SKU: 11809)

The Game Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

The Game Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by  Neil Strauss - First Edition - 2005 - from (SKU: 11809)
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The Game Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

by Strauss, Neil

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New York: Harper Collins. Near Fine. 2005. First Edition. Sixth Printing; Imitation Leather. 0060554738 . B&W Illustrations; 9.0 X 6.0 X 0.9 inches; 452 pages; Black cover is faux leather with gold lettering. All edges gilt. Bound in red satin marker. Light rubbing, scuffing to covers and gilt. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with some b/w drawings. 'The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists is a non-fiction book written by investigative reporter Neil Strauss as a chronicle of his journey and encounters in the seduction community....stumbles across the community while working on an article. Intrigued by the subculture, he starts participating in the online discussion groups, mainly out of frustration with his own romantic life. As he becomes more and more involved in the romantic community, Strauss attends a bootcamp conducted by a man identified only as "Mystery". The bootcamp consists of Strauss and other participants approaching women, and then Mystery and his counterpart, Sinn, giving them corrective advice on their behaviors, body language, and what to say. Strauss learns habits that, as he sees it, are often basic—and should have been taught to him by society in the first place. The book then narrates the journey of how Strauss goes through the stages of becoming a pickup artist (a description of the members of the community) and gains the pseudonym "Style". He befriends many of the pickup artists, particularly Mystery. A good deal of the book focuses on how to obtain the elusive upper hand, or just hand, in a relationship. Strauss advocates various methods, mostly from the point of view of heterosexual men. He offers further guidelines for the process of seduction, which include preparing things to say before going out and telling groups of women surreptitiously impressive stories. He also uses "false time constraints" (a reason that the conversation could end very soon) to put the woman of interest in a situation where she must convince the man she is interesting, discusses how to very slowly increase the amount of physical contact, and more.' .


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The Game Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
Strauss, Neil
Sixth Printing; Imitation Leather
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
First Edition
Harper Collins
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
0060554738, 9780060554736;, Seduction;, Cultural History;, Social History;, Romance;, Psychology;, Relationships;, Biography;, Education;

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