Are you looking for a Bay Guardian story that was published before 2015? The print and online articles from the Bay Guardian newspaper and from 2006–2014 are back online at the Bay Guardian archives, and you can search the archive at this link. Also, take a look at our Issuu account for searchable PDFs of our most recent issues.We will be adding more to the archives in coming months, so stay tuned! Strauss once climbed into bed with Jewel during an interview, and the myths surrounding his alleged kidnapping by Courtney Love (one version of the story claims she stabbed and drugged him) are dirty enough to be withdrawn from this article.To top it off, Neil Strauss can list more than a few celebrity girlfriends to his credit, including the drummer from Courtney Love’s band The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.Strauss suggests that men will learn their weaknesses and be confident about what they already have right, and are then further prepared to work on “hypnosis” techniques similar to those suggested by Ross Jeffries, or the more mysterious “inner game”.
Neil Strauss encourages men to “get out and participate” as a first step – this does seem to be more sensible than the baptism by fire methods of his counterparts.
No one looks down on a man who goes back to ‘school’, do they?
The release of his book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-up Artists is as much of a catalyst in the ongoing feud in the seduction community as any other event.
Occasionally these fights have gotten personal, taking away what little credibility this community had in the eyes of many.
Regardless of what you feel about pickup artists and their community, The Game is a fascinating window into their world.