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The Rules of the Game [Paperback]

Neil Strauss
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Book Description

3 July 2008
If you want to play The Game you need to know The Rules This book is not a story. It is a how-to book. This Stylelife Challenge is not meant to be read. It is meant to be performed. Whatever experience level you have, whatever strengths and weaknesses you may have, whether you’re a virgin or a Don Juan, the stage has been set for you to perform at your highest capacity. The Stylelife Challenge is a simple, easy-to-follow guide to the basics of approaching and attracting women. The Challenge is simply what works best and fastest. Neil Strauss spent four years gathering this knowledge, living it and sharing it. He's tested the specific material in this book on over 13,000 men of varying ages, nationalities and backgrounds. Part practical application and part sequel, this is the further adventures of Style and his game techniques. The result: A month-long workout program for your social, attraction, dating and seduction skills.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd; Main edition (3 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847672523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847672520
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 17.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 and can be found at

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"* 'It is informed by a sound and pith knowledge, not just of romance but of the human condition.' - Arena * '...the ultimate self-help manual for shy and awkward blokes...Essential stuff, for him, and her.' - Daily Mirror * 'A narrative of daredevil sexuality.' - Guardian (The Game) * 'The funniest book I have read this year.' - Tony Parsons (The Game)"

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The sensational follow-up to the phenomenal No. 1 Bestseller THE GAME

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great read 25 Aug 2013
This book is a really great read I can't put it down, I don't think a lot of this stuff would work on English girls, they're not as -for lack of a better word- 'easy' as American girls, I was practicing on a few girls who I've had success with in the past and they just laughed at me, nevertheless its a really good read and makes me laugh.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting start... 26 July 2010
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This is a book in two parts. The first part is a series of exercises to carry out at your own pace that are meant to get you started as a pick up artist. Here's the thing the book warns you not to read ahead and sticking to that rule I haven't. The first couple of exercises have been pretty basic stuff, talk to strangers - get use to it and set your self some goals in life, that kind of thing; to be honest I almost skipped ahead but decided not to in case I miss something. It will be interesting to see how this develops or if I get around to doing the rest and over what period of time; the book suggest an exercise per night but how much time per exercise is down to practicalities and self motivation.

Like all such books the reading is the easy part, actually following the advice is the hard part, which is no doubt why so many spend 00's on seminars and practical boot camps where you go out and are thrown in the deep end and more or less forced to start talking to girls; it's like the gym it's much easier to exercise with a personal trainer to "encourage" you.

The second part of the book is Neil's diaries. These are a collection of short stories that usually illustrate a point.
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful
I must admit, I thought this book would be deeply naff. However I bought it to cheer me up after being rejected by a girl I fancied at uni. I was devastated as we had been really good friends and I blamed myself. This book is a fantastic boost for confidence. Neil Strauss does not blame or criticise like many self-help books, but he engages you to change, day-by-day. I admit, some of the stuff did not work and I thought I was mad for trying things from a bloke who looks like a creepy misogynist on the cover with an endorsement from Russel Brand of all people!

However, it helped to turn my life around and helped me recognise my problems with confidence in life, not just with women. Neil Strauss writes like your best friend and he makes you feel good. No other book, apart from the Bible has made me feel that way.

Did I get laid? Well not as dramatically well as this book promised, but I felt more confident around females and I now have a girlfriend who I absolutely adore. She is really stunning to me and I think this book built my confidence to approach her initially. Thanks Neil!
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i have read the game and tried all the stuff...dd is great....there is a lot of great stuff in the industry and I have time for Neil Strauss.... but i would like to warn the world about ross jeffries he is a satan worshipper and he is trying to recruit keep away do not compare him to the rest of the self help industry..
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its ok.. 26 Jan 2014
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Heard about this man on the radio and wanted to know what all the fuss was about. its not a bad read but its more of a step by step plan to build confidence with the opposite sex. he gives you daily/ weekly objectives for you to complete before moving onto the next task. such as pay 5 random people a compliment.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great 7 Dec 2013
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More unique than most books of its kind. Still a little one dimensional and ignores many aspects. This book will give you good tips and help you somewhat but it will not make you anywhere near a master of the game like it claims.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ground breaking 23 July 2013
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this book will open your eyes, its a must have to understanding how to meet women
its that good ...
buy it
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This is a step by step book,to find your perfect Mate,I found it very interesting,a real eye opener, for me.You will never be lonely again,Just got to read the book.
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