Provisionally titled Game Over, it focuses on Strauss's difficulties with long-term relationships, following his immersion in pickup.
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Strauss tells the story of his success, the spreading of the romantic community itself, and his life at "Project Hollywood", a high-end mansion and a lifestyle plan shared by Strauss, Mystery, Playboy, Papa, Tyler Durden, Herbal, and other members of the seduction community.
He details how rivalries and animosity between members of the community lead to Project Hollywood's collapse and documents the start of "Real Social Dynamics" led by Tyler Durden and Papa.
Neil Strauss was quoted in a review by Steven Poole in The Guardian as saying, "A side effect of sarging (socializing with the intent of finding and seducing a woman) is that it can lower one's opinion of the opposite sex", though the reviewer noted, "And yet, as he has described it, the inverse is true: a low opinion of the opposite sex is a prerequisite for sarging." Strauss was also quoted as saying, "The point was women; the result was men.
Instead of models in bikinis lounging by the Project Hollywood pool all day, we had pimply teenagers, bespectacled businessmen, tubby students, lonely millionaires, struggling actors, frustrated taxi drivers, and computer programmers – lots of computer programmers." The reviewer remarked that "The sell is that, with the special techniques they learn from Mystery and other gurus, the ubergeeky can often give a convincing simulation of being a regular human being, even if, like one sarger in this book, they are in fact near-sociopaths." Rafael Behr in The Observer wrote, "Some of the recommended techniques are sinister.
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This maneuver has its own name: 'the Neg.'" He also wrote, "If the reader is too far ahead of the author, a book has a problem.This is NOT one…When you’re Klay Thompson, life is good. Joe Lacob’s ex-wife Laurie is the mother of their four children; two boys and two girls.And Klay Thompson’s girlfriend history shows that life can be as good off the court as it is on the floor. His father, Mychal Thompson, helps him navigate the pitfalls that being an NBA star brings. Their son, Kirk Lacob is the Warriors Assistant GM. Nicole recently gave an interview to a wine website in which she talks at considerable length…This is the classic tale of successful, rebounding sports guy meets skinny, bright eyed modeling gal.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.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.The book was featured on The New York Times Bestseller List for two months after its release in September 2005, reaching prominence again in 2007 during the broadcast of the VH1 television series The Pickup Artist, which was hosted by Mystery, Strauss's mentor in the book.In its original published hardcover format, the book was covered in black leather and bookmarked with red satin, similar to some printings of the Bible.On page 406, Mystery's mother says his problems are caused by his low self-esteem.Strauss reflects: 'Only a mother could reduce a person's entire ambition and raison d'etre to the one basic insecurity fueling it all.' No.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.They’re often toothless, carry big sticks and like nothing more than a all-out bloody brawl.