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Neil Strauss, New York Times bestselling author of The Game, now brings readers a portable, omnibus paperback edition of his box set Rules of the Game—a unique how-to guide for pickup artists (The StyleLife Challenge) and a volume of Game stories (The Style Diaries)—with new bonus material. The Stylelife Challenge is the manual Strauss, author of Emergency, thought he’d ne ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by It Books (first published December 18th 2007)
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Max Jackson
There’s a class of self-help books for men, books with bold titles like “ROAR OF THE MAN-WARRIOR” and “THE SEX GOD WITHIN” that promise explosive increases in sex/money/power/general satisfaction of desire for any man with stones enough to take the plunge. This book is one of them. It was literally thrown at me by my helpful roommate one dark day when my romantic despair was so intense it was almost bending the light around my head.

I’d heard tell of the book before, of PickUp Artist-ry and its
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Eva
Jul 30, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some notes:

One exercise: call a wrong number and get the person who answers to recommend a movie. "The point isn't just to talk with strangers. It's to learn how to change the course of an interaction without making the other person uncomfortable." - p29

"'Rejection' is another word that has been misused and misrepresented. The dictionary definition of 'reject" is 'to refuse to accept.' So if you offer someone a stick of gum, and she says 'No thanks,' you've been rejected. Do you feel an emotiona
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Marie Bisgaard
I think the book had some good points and was an enjoyable read. A person who follows the rules will definitely improve his (or even hers) social skills. I however doubt that it is possible to achieve all the goals in one month. The book also doesn't really offer any magical key for scoring that you wouldn't find in other self-help-ish books. Or maybe that's just how I see it - nobody have tried all of these "tricks" on me, so perhaps I'm wrong.
Saeed
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
در حقیقت کتاب سه فصل داره که به ترتیب زیر هستند

1-The stylelife challenge
2-The routines collection
3-The style dairies

من کلاً سبک داستان نویسی نیل استراس (نویسنده ی کتاب) رو دوست ندارم برای همین از کتاب
The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
اصلاً خوشم نیومد
به نظرم اون کتاب خ چرت بود
ولی قضیه ی دو فصل اول این کتاب فرق میکنه
نیل استراس استاد افسونگری است و ماهرانه و صد در صد تضمینی کمک میکنه که شما به مخ زنی بپردازید
:)))

اگه قرار باشه امتیاز بدم به فصل اول کتاب چهار ستاره میدم ب
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Douglas
Jan 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: relationships
This book creates a 30 day 'bootcamp' to help train any man to improve his 'game' Each day, the book provides exercises and learning outcomes to help each man build out his repertoire and confidence when talking and approaching women.

I have read a number of books about picking up chicks to hone my game. The top three are the mystery method, How to be successful with women, and this book.

If you want to start dating better women, get those three books. I promise you a more exciting and rewarding
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Ronnie
Apr 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 an
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Jay Tate
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this as a self-help book, not just as a treatise on picking up girls. (I'm already married, and before that I never found meeting nice women difficult.)

there are plenty of people who judge their lives by their sexual performance, and they are probably the target for this book. But, meeting girls is a lot like meeting friends, finding a job, buying a car, and winning at poker. So, the lessons of the book can be applied more widely than with the ladies.

I have recommended this to men and to
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Jeff Yoak
I didn't read much of this one at all. Unlike Strauss's earlier book, this one is a workbook and is hard to read without doing. That's the point, of course, and is no criticism. It just didn't serve my purposes as I didn't intend to do the project, but was just interested in the book after the previous one.
Doofenshmirtz
May 07, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Maybe it's me, but what the hell is the point of this book? It reads like part-memoir part-porn with a subtle moral attached in the end. Based on the average rating of this book, perhaps only people who are in the loop will get it. I just don't.
Jolanta
Sievietes ziņkārība. Tā kā jau biju lasījusi "The Game", šīs grāmatas izlasīšana bija tikai loģisks nākamais solis.
Savaldzināšana esot senākā pasaules māksla. Man kā sievietei ir ļoti interesanti uz to visu paraudzīties no vīrieša skata punkta. Pilnīgi pieļauju, ka kādam tā tiešām palīdzētu izmainīt visu dzīvi, kādam uzlabot ierūsējušus paņēmienus. Šis tas nosēdās prātā ar zīmīti "neuzķeries!", šo to noderīgu uzzināju arī sev. Taču kopumā tā ir tikai pašpilnveidošanās grāmata vīriešiem, nevis ļ
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Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game, Rules of the Game, Emergency, and Everyone Loves You When You're Dead. He is also the coauthor of four other 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, and Dave Navarro's Don't Try This at Home. He can be found at www.neilstrauss.c ...more
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