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3.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 5 3.22 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Strauss Narrator: Neil Strauss Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780061866876
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Nearly every major city in the world has them: hidden underground seduction lairs where men gather to trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to seduce women.

This is not fiction.

For two years bestselling author Neil Strauss lived among these men. Using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity, he began his remarkable journey from AFC (Average Frustrated Chump) to PUA (Pickup Artist) to PUG (Pickup Guru)—refining his approach, sharing unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Courtney Love, ultimately transforming himself from frog to prince … to prisoner.

And then things started to get really strange.

One of the most explosive and controversial books in years, The Game is guaranteed to change the lives of men—and transform the way women understand the opposite sex forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The book everyone’s talking about.”

    GQ

  • “Entertaining.”

    Newsweek

  • “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.”

    Times (London)

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

    Observer (London)

  • “Compulsive reading.”

    Irish Times

  • “Are you just another AFC (average frustrated chump) trying to meet an HB (hot babe)? How would you like to ‘full-close’ with a Penthouse Pet of the Year? The answers, my friend, are in Neil Strauss’s entertaining book The Game…A great read.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Burchell | 2/20/2014

    " terrific story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy Reiz | 2/19/2014

    " very interesting topic "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise Law | 2/8/2014

    " Don't think the 3 means it's bad--it's just not an equal with some of my favorites. It was interesting to read the lines loser guys use (now I know what to look out for!) and the techniques we all use in social settings, but I couldn't help being a little disgusted by it all. The author's character--though he's better than the rest--is still hard to identify with because he's so shallow and pathetic (the whole idea of picking up in general is). He also didn't have enough of an epiphany in the end to win me over. I like "feel good" books...though I guess there's something to be said for something that unsettles you as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredyth | 2/3/2014

    " If you are single, man or woman, you really should read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hector | 2/2/2014

    " Not sure whether this is superficial, annoying crap or if it sort of reminds me of Fight Club in some strange way... moderate reading, not recommended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Loy Machedo | 1/21/2014

    " "Too much importance given to sex and flirting.....Absolutely boring and a terrible book to waste your time on. I highly DO NOT recommend this book!!!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Mason | 1/21/2014

    " Interesting read... we will be discussing this book at our book club meeting tonight ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lost In A Fog | 1/19/2014

    " I have to tell you, this is like watching a car wreck. I couldn't help myself. Its equally repelling and fun. Drop in on the author and a strange band of hedonists mastering the art of picking up women....and who the hell came up with the marketing scheme of binding this book in fake leather so it looks a bit like a bible....yipes! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nupur Deshpande | 1/18/2014

    " This was so bad, I didn't even bother finishing it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boris Jordanov | 11/13/2013

    " Interesting topic, overrated execution. Read the book in one take hoping it would become good. False hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 4/14/2013

    " Great read once you actually open the cover and see it's not a how to on picking up women...which most people seem to think it is... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/26/2013

    " Really interesting story, crazy ending. Not really a how-to guide unless you want to be a weirdo who hypnotizes people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aefa | 1/15/2013

    " It is stereotypical as the techniques may work only on American women. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 10/6/2012

    " Like many people, I have very mixed feelings about this book... though, in the end I was glad that I read it. I think Strauss' dive into the psyche of many types of modern men makes for a very engaging, if not at times infuriating, read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elius | 8/13/2012

    " I had half a mind not to even acknowledge I read this book. But this ends surprisingly well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Culley | 9/5/2011

    " Excellent book, couldn't put it down, I read this book as a way to build social confidence, not a way to learn how to use females. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil Chen | 7/19/2011

    " I like the practical Social Psychology of it all, its amazing seeing regular people stumble upon human Psychology and use it to do mind blowing things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 7/10/2011

    " Rather than the 'guide to picking up' everyone believes it is, this book is more like a diary of Strauss's time travelling with Mystery and his other PUA's (Pick Up Artists), a good read but not what most people would expect when picking it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 5/21/2011

    " An amusing story, or a dangerous introduction to a questionable and dubious lifestyle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 4/30/2011

    " Struck a weird balance between sympathy and expose- regardless, very depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/27/2011

    " This was simultaneously horrifying and fascinating. And the writing was really good. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 4/2/2011

    " Yup. Read about it in the Economist. Picked it up after a failed date. Great read, but I don't believe the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 3/30/2011

    " Very amusing read. Worth reading if you need a laugh. "

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About the Author
Author Neil Strauss

Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game and Rules of the Game. He is also the coauthor of three 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. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles.