The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists (Hardcover)

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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, 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 year -- 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 the year.

About the Author

Neil Strauss is a ten-time New York Times best-selling author. His books, The Game and Rules Of The Game, for which he went undercover in a secret society of pickup artists for two years, made him an international celebrity and an accidental hero to men around the world. Both books topped The New York Times best-seller list and were #1 on Amazon, and the former has the dubious distinction of being the most stolen book at Barnes & Noble besides The Bible.

His other best-selling books include Emergency, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star with Jenna Jameson, The Dirt with Motley Crue, and The Long Hard Road Out of Hell with Marilyn Manson. 

Strauss has also contributed to Esquire, Maxim, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Details, The Source, New York Newsday, and many other magazines and newspapers. Beyond journalism, Strauss has acted in everything from Curb Your Enthusiasm to rock videos by Beck and 30 Seconds to Mars. He has written liner notes for albums by Nirvana; performed on albums by Marilyn Manson; and DJ’ed at clubs around the world. He also hosted his own interview show, The Inner Circle with Neil Strauss, on SiriusXM. And has written television shows for HBO, FX, and Cartoon Network.

Praise For…

“Strauss is either a sex god or the anti-Christ, depending on your perspective.” — The Daily Express

“The funniest book I have read all year.” — Tony Parsons

“Neil Strauss has it all figured out. When it comes to the mating dance, Strauss knows how to lead.” — Chicago Sun-Times

“Strauss is a superstar…a stunningly explicit book.” — The Times (London)

“The book everyone’s talking about.” — GQ

“Touching and witty, four stars.” — Time Out New York

“Probably the most important self-help book you’ll ever read.” — Sunday Sport

“The first time the alphabet of male seduction has been painstakingly translated and written down.” — The Observer

“The single guy’s bible.” — The Daily Express

“a fascinating window into a world that Strauss has brought up from the underground. It’s impossible to put down.” — Calgary Herald

“Compulsive reading.” — Irish Times

“To call it a book would be an understatement. I prefer to think of it as the Bible.” — The Sunday Mercury

“an engaging and hilarious read...empowering.” — Pop Matters

“Entertaining.” — Newsweek

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060554736
ISBN-10: 0060554738
Publisher: It Books
Publication Date: September 6th, 2005
Pages: 464
Language: English