II. The Style Diaries (The pickup artist’s companion)

II. The Style Diaries (The pickup artist’s companion)

II. The Style Diaries (The pickup artist's companion)

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146 of 165 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
The perfect first steps, January 3, 2008
By 
Joshua Olson (Portland, Or) –
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This review is from: Rules of the Game (Hardcover)

This book is about much more than just meeting and having sex with beautiful women. (Although, that is the primary motivation for guys to learn this stuff.) That is the biggest difference between Style’s material and all the other master’s stuff. Neil is teaching you to become a confident, socially adept person, not just a pickup machine.

I started getting into the game a couple years ago when I started listening to David DeAngelo (also very focused on helping people become a better person, but still focused very heavily on the dating aspect) and he really opened my eyes to what I was doing wrong. Then I happened to come across this guy called Mystery and the stuff he was doing just blew David D out of the water as far as going out and picking up girls. This was what he was all about and he did it like that was his calling in life. The stuff Mystery pulls off would impress anyone. Eventually, I heard about the game and picked it up. It is a great history of the pick up community and of how Neil became Style and surpassed Mystery as a pick up artist.

This book seems to me to be a look back to when Neil was just starting out and what he wishes he had, had before he went to that first field boot camp with Mystery. It contains the steps needed to learn this stuff without having a baptism by fire and also warns of the dark side of getting good with this material.

Right now I’m on day 3 of the Stylelife Challenge and a member of Style’s academy (Stylelife.com) and even though I have met the goals of the challenge (get a date) several times since starting to read this, I still believe it will help me become a more socially adept person.

I would recommend to anyone starting out on this path to read “Rules of the Game” first then “The Game”.

Following that I would suggest (as one possible path):
Mystery Method (Can be bought on amazon)
Any of David D’s material (Very good foundation material)

From there I would suggest branching out and learning social skills:
Body Language (The Definitive Book of Body Language)
Story Telling (Lots of good books)
Conversation (Again lots of books)
Fitness (You need to take care of yourself)
Basic Fashion/Style (Details Men’s Style Manual: The Ultimate Guide for Making Your Clothes Work for You)

More advanced material (Mystery Learned much of what he knows from these two books, I believe)
The Art of Seduction
The 48 Laws of Power

Lastly, take a look at this material from a female perspective
The Manual
Why Men Love Bitches

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143 of 177 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Go watch the movie…”Ground Hog Day”…, March 1, 2008
By 
Charles Runels Md “research physician & fathe… (Fairhope, AL, United States) –
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This review is from: Rules of the Game (Hardcover)

In the movie Ground Hog Day, Bill Murray cannot seduce the woman of his dreams until he eventually just forgets the woman and works on creating a better Bill Murray.

The best way to attract is to actually be attractive.

Strauss teaches that being attractive deals with who you are and what you are doing on the planet (not just with your attire and body shape). Surprisingly, much of the point of one of these two books is simply about how to create a better self (not so much about crazy sexual adventure). Here you will find a step-by-step improvement plan that includes details of grooming, presence, speech, goal development, and social interactions.

It can be a handicapp to be honest and loving but be seen as cold and manipulative. Seduction techniques can actually help an honest person avoid being misinterpreted.

If you are already successful in the social and business world, most of this will be review. But, you may find a few blind spots if you breeze through the plan.

Though the game of seduction can be cruel and manipulative and used for ill means. Like any powerful tool, it can be used for good as well. In the best use, seduction means being deliciously attractive in who you are and what you are about. Christ was seductive in this sense; attractive in love and power to the point that people were happier for giving up everything to follow him around.

I have a 16-year-old son. The 30 day plan offers him good starting strategies for developing social and business skill. But, the detailed advice should be valuable for most men and women of any age.

Charles Runels, MD

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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Compelling Sequel by the PUA Master, December 27, 2007
By 
V. Leonelli
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This review is from: Rules of the Game (Paperback)

Just when you thought all the PUA stories were told, Neil cranks out another soon to be bestseller. A fascinating sequel to Strauss’s groundbreaking pick up artist classic with a twist. The void of male social dynamics and pick up advice with substance is masterfully filled with the entry of Rules of the Game. His techniques are compelling, and his tales are infectious page turners.

This slickly packaged title is a two volume set. Its focus begins with establishing your identity, expectations and desires to better concentrate your efforts on your relationship goals. It dissects the psychology of female expectations, and lays out in classroom format the smooth adaptable skills that satisfy their wants and needs to create physical and an emotional connection.

Part one -the Stylelife Challenge is a 30 day instructional mental-workout program; the HOW TO for improving your social marketing; perfecting your personality, body language and image, creating sexual chemistry and attraction; virtually 100s of tips, exercises, and techniques, logically explained step by step.

What I really liked is he explains exactly how and why each facet of your studies works, and assigns you homework. You’re forced to do somewhat uncomfortable things until you become a natural through repetition; till each skill is performed effortlessly. Each chapter builds and expands on the previous. After learning all 30 you’ve got the mindset and confidence to have Game.

Part 2 – The Style Diaries: fascinating to unusual stories from the trenches that focus on the unexpected bad results that occur due to bad decisions in the middle of encounters. It’s the HOW NOT TO game women. As always, Neil’s infamous story telling of underworld situations are riveting and bizarre, from conquests to hilarious train wrecks. Edge of your seat field reports brilliantly written. He hangs with the who’s who of Rock Stars and travels the globe, injecting himself in situations most of us can only dream of. The conquests could be penned in a braggadocio style, but his writing is self-deprecating and fun; he’s learning and laughing along with us. A contagious writing style.

Rules of the Game is a very unique concept, and needed to be written. The first title simply left too many men desiring all the PUA tools Style used in the previous title. It’s an advanced classroom explaining how he learned to execute all the killer pulls of hot women in the Game. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already read Mystery’s manual. I’d also highly suggest for deeper PUA psychology and a million laughs another bestseller in this genre you’ll see mentioned above.

The Professional Bachelor Dating Guide – How to Exploit Her Inner Psycho

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