The Game by Neil Strauss is a NYT best selling book. In it, Neil describes his experiences in the seduction community and the efforts he made and all the struggles he went through to become a ‘’pick up artist’’.
This book talks about the all the ways and tactics that men can use in order to charm the women, make them deeply fall in love with them and somewhat trick them games of words. These discussions usually take place in underground seduction lairs which exist in every part of the world. Here men would gather together and share with each other all of the devastatingly effective techniques that they would use to get innocent women in their lives, or beds,
The Game book talks about how some of these men lived together in a house called Project Hollywood and how Neil changed his style and everything to avoid being recognized by anyone, as he was part of the seduction community for two whole years. All this happened because he wanted to write a unique inside article, and more particularly due to Neil’s quest for love himself, which comes mainly out of his frustrating, unsuccessful romantic life.
He joined online discussions and attended a “boot camps”, which were conducted by a successful coach named ‘’Mystery’’. In the boot camp Mystery would encourage men to approach women, while giving advice on what to talk about, their body language, etc. These two years of observation and experience helped Neil produce a masterpiece of a book, which went on to become the biggest hit of the year!
The book shows all the stages that the author passed through, and how he finally learned to take the upper hand in his relationships and get full control of his dating. However the methods used were controversial and considered fake by many people. The author narrates how you should prepare things to say before going out with women and using impressive stories to thrill them. Ultimately, the lessons spread and the many once struggling guys, are then able to juggle several girls at a time.
Really revolving around mind games, this book doesn’t bring much by way of productive long-term advice, because it mainly teaches men to try to control a woman’s emotions, play with her mind and make her fall somewhat bad. I.e. she falls only for the fake person that you’re trying to present to her and not the real you. Examples include cutting short conversations, having her “prove” herself to you, and in some cases diminish her sense of self. This could be disturbing for women; they may suffer depression and anxiety.
His success story is indeed interesting as it is him transforming from an “average frustrated chump” into a great pick up artist and eventually “guru”, but it does all come crashing down when Project Hollywood collapses due to increasing animosity between the members, and Strauss realizes how shallow and riddled with issues the whole lifestyle is.
For a better understanding of why The Game book can be destructive for young men wanting to learn the skill of “pick up”, we suggest that you check out this article – http://www.manicworkshops.com/the-game-book-neil-strauss/