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Rollo Tomassi
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1 Oct 2013
The Rational Male is a rational and pragmatic approach to intergender dynamics and the social and psychological underpinnings of intergender relations. The book is the compiled, ten-year core writing of author/blogger Rollo Tomassi from therationalmale.com. Rollo Tomassi is one of the leading voices in the globally growing, male-focused online consortium known as the "Manosphere". Outlined are the concepts of positive masculinity, the feminine imperative, plate theory, operative social conventions and the core psychological theory behind Game awareness and "red pill" ideology. Tomassi explains and outlines the principles of intergender social dynamics and foundational reasoning behind them.

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (1 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492777862
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492777861
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Morpheus in the Otherworld 29 Oct 2013
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Rollo Tomassi is one of the Big Names and Elders of the Manosphere. But before you read his advice and theories, here's some context.

In the UK, forty per cent of marriages end in divorce over a twenty year period, and thirty per cent of marriages end in divorce within ten years. Almost one in three children are raised in single-parent families, of which 85% are headed by the woman: nearly 5m boys and girls are growing up without even the presence of a father-figure, and it's been that way since the mid-1990's (UK Labour Force Survey 2012). One out of the next three twenty-somethings you meet won't know what it is to have a man in the home. At the other end of the scale, 10%-20% of married couples under 50 have perfunctory, once-a-month-or-less sex lives (Kinsey 2010) right alongside 60% or so of under-29 single men.

Sounds terrible, a society in the course of destroying itself.

Except that there are 11m boys and girls growing up in functional two-parent families, parents who, to judge by the statistic that over half the married couples under 59 have sex on a weekly basis, are in decent, mutually satisfying relationships. So the glass is more than half-full, not broken on the floor.

More than half the world is Normal and has a reasonably satisfactory life, and the remaining fair chunk is some kind of mess that can range from a mild lack of social skills to the nightmare of a violent bi-polar partner. What doesn't come out in the numbers is that the two worlds rarely intersect: Normals raised in functioning households almost only ever associate with other Normals who were raised in functioning households.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vital Reading Material 22 Oct 2013
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Great book, should be required reading for every man aged 14 and over. Once you read this book you cannot unlearn the information contained within, and you'll begin to observe things like Social Conventions and Hypergamy in your day-to-day business. Wish this had been released earlier in my life.

Tomassi writes in a sophisticated, but easy to follow style, and the specific chapters make sure everything is relatively well-ordered. Perhaps could have done with a better proof-read, but this is not a serious issue.

4.5/5 stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A different view 18 Nov 2013
By Cylux
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Due to circumstances I won't bother to lay out, I became interested in hearing about what a lot of the concepts the so called 'manosphere' promulgate with the blog of the Rational Male being highlighted as a good first place to look. He has a book? Awesome! Makes my life easier. Anyway The book itself is mainly a collection of his first year of blogging with a bit of extra commentary here and there, unfortunately this proves to be the book's main weak point - ostensibly this book is aimed at the uninitiated (which I was) but frequently it casually throws in potentially alien concepts, like Game, discussed in a fashion that the reader knows full well what he's referring to for a significant length of the book, before he finally gets around to explaining just what the hell said concept actually is. There's also a bit of egregious editing early on in the book where a whole paragraph is repeated in the transition between chapters, which raises questions as to how qualified his proof reader was. I feel he might have been better served crafting a narrative from his available material than doing a copy-paste from his blog output.

And better served he would be because if you're able to persevere with the book it quickly becomes fascinating, it truly is a different way of looking at the world which, no doubt to the chagrin of others, does appear to be quite valid. There's even the danger that Rollo's observations and attendant theories make sense of the 'Feminist Sex Wars' to the point that their happening was an easily predicted foregone conclusion, because Hypergamy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars every man should read this 11 Nov 2013
By martin
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one of the best books, well worthwhile reading. It really opens your eyes. Can strongly recommend it. First review I have ever written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars red pill for you 9 Nov 2013
By bb101
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should be read by anyone involved with a women.
should be read by anyone thinking of getting involved with a women,
should be read by anyone that just broke up with a women
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take the red pill and wake up from fem-centric societal conditioning
and start seeing through all the nonsense that surrounds male to female dynamics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Profound, enlightening, life changing 11 Mar 2014
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I firmly believe that there should be a campaign for this to be compulsory reading for all school children, judges, political people etc.....Only then will we truly live in an equal society consciously aware of both sexes differences and not this feminine tragedy of a society where men sublimely exist in pain and ache for their god given right to be masculine a put society right were common sense and intelligence prevail....who knows maybe things could work properly again or maybe even better, another decade more of this frightens me, it's all so pathetic. Until then if your a man cling to it like it was your personal bible before they get it burned :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars life changing
Read it if you are a man. It's a hard pill to swallow in parts, but ultimately liberating and empowering.
Published 3 days ago by AJ Mathers
5.0 out of 5 stars Just read it
Fantastic book that makes so much sense. Just read it! You'll be amazed at how much a single book can teach.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A excellent awakening
A excellent awakening, the truth shall set you free. We should have a book like this, at all schools and libraries.
Published 1 month ago by Paulo
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
first review Ive ever written! Just absolutely enlightening and painful to read at the same time. Get it and get over it (what ever hang ups you may have had!).
Published 3 months ago by B. fox
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, Yes, Yes!
If you are male and you are in any way unhappy, or less than totally satisfied, with your relationship(s) with a woman or women, then I unequivocally recommend this book to you. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Libra
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Brilliant
Will change everything about your understanding of modern sexual relations. Tomassi writes brilliantly and lucidly. One of the best books I've ever read.
Published 3 months ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars This amazing book totally demystifies the female psyche - for ever.
If you've ever felt perplexed or exasperated by seemingly irrational, neurotic or duplicitous female behaviour, this book is for you. Read more
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