The Game is an autobiography of the author, Neil Strauss, and explores his encounters with interesting members of a certain community. It is based on his real-life experiences over a span of two years. The novel talks about a romantically frustrated man who joins a boot camp and becomes a pickup artist.
He masters the art of attracting and seducing women so well that soon he turns out to be a Guru in the area, outshining the person from whom he learnt the art. The book has surprise elements in the form of the author’s encounters with some of the most popular Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and more.
The author transforms himself from a regular guy into a man whom every woman would want to be with. His tone, his conversation skills, and his style is enough to charm any woman. The climax is ironical to the beliefs of the community of pickup artists.
The Game helps women in understanding the behaviour of such men, and is also suitable for men who want to charm women. This book was published by Harper in 2013, and is available in paperback.
- Rated as controversial, the book was featured on the New York Times Bestseller List for two months, and reached #1 position on Amazon.com after its release.
- It reached prominence again in 2007 during the broadcast of the television series, The Pickup Artist.