Since Neil was still writing for major papers and magazines at the time, there are plenty of noteworthy name drops and surprise cameos.
Like when Mystery tries to steal Andy Dick’s girlfriend.
In sex, just like sports, it pays to play by the rules. In football, officials moved the restraining line from the 30-yard line to the 35, with the intention of increasing touchbacks.
And in basketball, officials dumped the no-dunk rule after fans complained that it made play less exciting.
Ross Jeffries serves as Mystery’s rival throughout the story and conflict eventually surfaces between some of the guys in the mansion.
Mystery and the rest of the crew continually struggle with their inner demons and face their insecurities head-on.
They run around Hollywood wearing weird clothes and insulting women until they finally give in and have sex with them. The book follows Strauss’s journey all the way from his first approach to his greatest successes.
He learns how to attract women from his new buddy Mystery, along with private lessons from the rest of the gurus in the field.
On top of all that, the book manages to introduce quite a bit of drama and betrayal.
Well, now it’s time to dump some obsolete dating rules, too..you want to win. “Most women would probably say they don’t stare at men’s bodies in the same way men do women, but they’re mistaken,” says sex therapist Ian Kerner, author of .
Play by these new rules and you’ll score again and again. NEW: Women checking men out.● Think your zipper’s undone? Using eye-tracking technology, scientists from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction found that women are actually more likely to have wandering eyes than men.
Whether it’s “negs” (backhanded compliments) or interpreting “IOIs” (indicators of interest or signs the girl likes you), he rapidly turns his haircut, style, and luck with women around Mystery, Style, and a small group of other pick-up artists eventually secure a mansion in the Hollywood hills where they spend the next few years living out their dreams of wild nights in the big city and hungover mornings sprawled on a random floor.
By the way, they’re all a bunch of (former) nerds, if you hadn’t already figured that out from all the acronyms and code speak.
That being said, don’t read this book because you think it’ll help you get some action. Even in it’s prime, Mystery’s “Method” was pretty awkward.