Seduction book shopping at Barnes and Noble

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I went to the local Barnes and Noble last weekend and went to the relationship section to see what kind of in-print seduction books were available.

I was greatly disappointed by the overall lack of selection. I can see why I get my books at Amazon.com instead.

Neil Strauss The GameThere were about eight copies of The Game, which was to be expected. It still appears to be the most mainstream and “gateway” book into the community.

I’m quite vocal about my distaste for Neil Strauss but I do admit if you are interested in entering the seduction community it is a good beginner book for you.

Neil Strauss Rules of The Game bookRight next to them were four copies of Rules of the Game.

I always wondered why it was less than $20 for two hard cover books and I got my answer: the books are small.

The books come shrink-wrapped in a slip-case and the whole thing is only about 5″ by 7″ and 1″ thick. They look like two issues of Readers Digest. They are almost as small as Neil Strauss himself.

I didn’t page through them because they were all shrink-wrapped and I didn’t care enough to rip it off.

How to succeed with women bookThey also had a lone copy of How to Succeed with Women by Ron Louis and David Copeland.

I remember buying this book several years ago at a Borders. I was still a chump after reading it so I don’t think it was all that great.

Louis and Copeland recently came out with a new book called How to Be the Bad Boy Women Love. I would have liked to take a look at that book but it was no where to be seen.

The last book I saw was the one I was the most pumped up about seeing.

Tariq Nasheed King Flex The Mack Within bookThey had three copies of Tariq “King Flex” Nasheed’s most recent book The Mack Within.

Since I’ve been studying pimp, player and mack-style game recently I took a copy to one of the stained chairs to take a better look at it.

The cover is hilarious cheesy. It has King Flex in a suit with a pinky ring, a Lil Jon-style pimp cup embossed with his name, a random half-dressed girl hanging on him like a cheap suit all while he is leaning against the grill of a Rolls Royce. The title on the cover was in glittery emboss. It reminded me of a late 90’s No Limit or Cash Money Records rap album cover.

But after paging through it and reading bits and pieces I decided I liked it enough to buy it. The book was $13 and I see it is under $11 at Amazon.

I’ll have a review for you on it real soon so subscribe now so you don’t miss it.

That was it folks.

There weren’t even any copies of The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed there.

So my conclusion is that you cannot get good seduction books at your neighborhood book store.

Most of the best seduction books I’ve read were never actually in-print but were only available as ebooks.

I suggest visiting this site regularly and subscribing to the feed.

I promise to let you know about all the knew seduction products that become available.

I also promise to try my best to get my hands on them and give you my unbiased opinion on them so you don’t waste your money on a lemon.

And leave bookstores for meeting women and not for buying books…




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  • Savoy
    May 20th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Funny how not much has changed.

    In 2004, my girlfriend at the time and I went to the local Barnes & Noble to look for dating advice books for men. Before I got into teaching this stuff professionally, I wanted to make sure that there was a real purpose to it, or if great advice was already available.

    I remember one book…I wish I could remember the title. It was the featured book in the section (”facing” the customer as opposed to being on the bookshelf sideways, like most books are).

    It was written by a guy who was 50, single, and all of his previous books were about computer languages (he’s a programmer). I had a bad feeling about this one.

    Flipping to a random page, I read something along the lines of “Don’t meet women in nightclubs. The competition is too hard. Go to restaurants instead. Approach a woman you like and say ‘A beautiful woman should have a beautiful evening. Do you mind if I join you?’”

    Kind of speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

    I think I used that story in my introduction to my book, Magic Bullets (http://www.lovesystems.com/magic-bullets if I’m allowed to link there; no problem if not). Such appallingly bad advice tends to stick with you for a while, like gum on the bottom of your shoe.

  • Mack Tight
    May 20th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Savoy,

    I agree with what you are saying. A lot of the mainstream dating books are bullshit fluff…

    …and the majority of mass media is filling you with bad advice you need to ignore (music, books, TV, movies). I’ve even read guru material that I disagree with…

    …BUT I have an issue with the following sentence:

    “It was written by a guy who was 50, single, and all of his previous books were about computer languages (he’s a programmer). ”

    Before entering the seduction community I would think nothing of that sentence.

    Now I see it as you trying to use the combined societal stereotypes that exist for age (50), relationship status (single) and profession (computer programmer) to pigeon-hole the author as a guy who is more than likely unsuccessful with women and thus unqualified to write such a book.

    That totally goes against everything I teach guys on this site (for example, read my post about age).

    Stereotypes like those can also stick to you in your mind and hinder you from making progress.

    You need to brush them off your shoulder like I did.

    I’m 32, “single”, a programmer AND many consider me to be successful and knowledgeable with women…

    …I mean, you are reading this blog RIGHT!

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