puts it– After successfully developing his own PUA skills, Strauss (AKA “Style”) and his business partner/mentor, “Mystery,” start their own workshops in a West Hollywood mansion. Then, deluged with customers, they raise the tuition to 00. ’” When Strauss tries “” he receives a weary, “We heard that one already.” He concludes that “the Sunset Strip was sarged out.” But there are deeper problems with playing “The Game” than familiarity breeding women’s contempt.“…we had pimply teenagers, bespectacled businessmen, tubby students, lonely millionaires, struggling actors, frustrated cab drivers, and computer programmers—lots of computer programmers. Women in surrounding bars begin hearing the same lines again and again, and they’re puzzled. You have a friend whose girlfriend is jealous because he still talks to his ex-girlfriend from college. The pickup game is infused with a sad irony: A compatible guy and girl might never meet unless his PUA training gives him the courage to approach her in the first place.
To top it off, Neil Strauss can list more than a few celebrity girlfriends to his credit, including the drummer from Courtney Love’s band The Chelsea.
In other words, Strauss has demonstrated that seduction and excitement are both walks he can walk.
Strauss would later release titles related to The Game, including a selection of stories “from the cutting room floor”.
The “villains” of Strauss’ works are usually men from the seduction community known as “Tyler Durden” (the nemesis of Ross Jeffries and other pickup artist bigwigs) and “Papa”.
Strauss has worked as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine, a graphic novelist, even a ghostwriter for celebrities like Jenna Jameson and Marilyn Manson.
As a music critic, Strauss’ interviews are the stuff of legend.
The exact number is unknown, but Strauss offered to sell his method to the first “375” men to appear at his website to place an order.
This group of students went on to feature some stars of its own, including one student who released the controversial “How to Fuck Strippers” book in 2007.
But his prepared shtick, engineered for deceiving a woman into thinking she is making a genuine emotional connection, prevents the guy from doing just that.
Like an actor, he’s too busy following his script for any real communication. “I was beginning to see women solely as measuring instruments to give me feedback on how I was progressing as a pickup artist…Even as I was having a deep conversation, learning about a woman’s dreams and point of view, in my mind I was just ticking off a box in my routine marked rapport.” The phoniness eventually catches up with him and other PUAs.
These two, known for their own seduction method known as, have clashed publicly and privately with Jeffries and Strauss over issues related to seduction.