These communities provide men who moonlight as pickup artists the opportunity to get together to share and learn ways to court women.
Strauss’s book follows his interactions with the women he was trying to woo along with his pickup mentor, known as “Mystery.”.
He was then invited by Jann Wenner to become a contributing editor at Rolling Stone where he wrote cover stories on Kurt Cobain, Madonna, Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom, the Wu-Tang Clan, Gwen Stefani, Stephen Colbert, and Marilyn Manson.
He won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his coverage of Kurt Cobain's suicide for Rolling Stone and his profile of Eric Clapton in The New York Times Arts & Leisure section.
This follows the "game" rule that to get a hot babe, an "HB," you have to cut her down.
Make her feel bad about herself and insecure, so that when you come back with a semi-compliment, she'll be relieved that even though she has bad hair or bad nails or is a bit overweight, a man still wants her.
Since he began the site about a year ago, five site members have gotten engaged or married.
In a chat with , Strauss shared his technique for picking up women in public. "I know guys love it when a girl can talk about video games and sports with some awareness and excitement," Strauss said.
At one point, he was caught cheating on her with one of her best friends inside a car in a church parking lot.
After leaving The New York Times to ghostwrite Jenna Jameson's memoirs, Strauss joined a sub-culture of pick-up artists known as the seduction community, creating the persona of "Style" in 2001 In 2005, he published The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists (Regan Books, 2005), a book about his transformation into "Style", a pickup artist under the tutelage of Mystery.
In addition to documenting his experiences with pickup artists like Mystery, Steve P, Rasputin (Hypnotica), Ross Jeffries, and numerous others, it also describes his interactions with celebrities including Britney Spears, Tom Cruise, and Courtney Love.
Its black leather, red satin and gold writing cover alone speaks volumes as to what you will find inside.
Here's a disclaimer: I did not read the whole book. But what I did see needs to be addressed, and I would like to call women's attention to it as a helpful tool. It was a stick figure drawing of a woman, and pointing to each specific part of her body, there were "lines" of suggestion as to what a pick-up artist should say.