Strauss learns habits that, as he sees it, are often basic—and should have been taught to him by society in the first place.The book then narrates the journey of how Strauss goes through the stages of becoming a pickup artist (a description of the members of the community) and gains the pseudonym "Style".He befriends many of the pickup artists, particularly Mystery.A good deal of the book focuses on how to obtain the elusive upper hand, or just hand, in a relationship.They also cite that discipline and consideration inform the actions which create egalitarian relationships. In 2001 the follow-up book The Rules for Marriage: Time-Tested Secrets for Making Your Marriage Work was released in the midst of Fein's legal separation from her husband to whom she had been married for sixteen years.The book was followed by The Rules II, The Rules for Marriage, The Rules for Online Dating, and All the Rules. Fein commented on her divorce by saying that she had "married the right man" for her at that stage in her life.The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists (also known as The Game: Undercover in the Secret Society of Pickup Artists) is a non-fiction book written by investigative reporter Neil Strauss as a chronicle of his journey and encounters in the seduction community.
Proponents of the methods offered in the book point to The Rules as having positive results for both men and women.
As he becomes more and more involved in the romantic community, Strauss attends a bootcamp conducted by a man identified only as "Mystery".
The bootcamp consists of Strauss and other participants approaching women, and then Mystery and his counterpart, Sinn, giving them corrective advice on their behaviors, body language, and what to say.
, an unusual combination of history & hauntings associated with American Crime & Mystery.
The reader will find all sorts of weird tales here, from horrible murders to mysterious vanishings.
Fein married and divorced, and has recently remarried. The authors admitted they were not professionals in an appearance on NBC's The Today Show.