It’s been eleven days since the release of Day Bang and the response has been amazing. Six-hundred copies sold by the end of day three, a feat that took Bang 16 months to achieve. I was on my email constantly on release day, giddy like a little kid, eager to see how many books were being sold in real time. I’ll remember it as a day that I made it rain with books. If you bought Day Bang, drop me an email and tell me what you think of it.
Before the release I gave out several review copies to bloggers. These are guys who already liked Bang and enjoy my work, so of course they lean on the positive side. Still, I think they give additional insight into how guys well-versed in game view the book. After the reviews I’ll explain how you can get complimentary day game support if you choose to do approaches based on what you read.
The first review is by the blogger formely known as Roissy:
Technically, the writing is sharper and clearer than his first book, minus a few grammatical typos. It is also blessedly free of well-worn community jargon, so you get the impression that you’re reading a cool guy talking to another cool guy in a natural setting, instead of a reformed geek giving a seminar in a hotel conference room. The book is a breeze to read and stresses practical advice as much as theory, which is to be commended. There is enough game theory in circulation, and while having a theoretical underpinning for the reasons why game works is critical to building your inner game and strengthening your resolve, ultimately it’s the field-tested tools of the trade that are going to motivate you to get out there and put it all to work.
The next review is by Quest:
Though it is not a beginner’s guide, there are aspects of Day Bang that make it a great ambassador for Game. One of the book’s greatest virtues is the way it contradicts traditional pick-up artist and Game advice, proving that we as a community are not inherent assholes or douche bags, but that we merely do what is necessary to have success, whatever the environment. Within its pages, Roosh advocates honest conversations and compliments, and cautions against even gentle teasing. Of course, this is just to get a girl interested in dating you, building light attraction and rapport, but the harsher stuff is still reserved for ramping a girl up toward sex. This is a more human side of Game, and Roosh has proven here why it has its place. The day game system is still ultimately about banging lots of beautiful women, but it is just a step in the process, albeit a crucial, potentially life-changing one.
Here’s a review by Michael Byc, a lifestyle blogger:
Mystery and Neil Strauss unleashed upon the world mnemonic memorizing furry hat wearing automatons. Roosh’s Day Bang will unleash upon the world conversationalists and pursuers of interesting lifestyles. Day Bang peers beneath the glossy veneer of game. It does not offer false hope or tricks. Roosh maintains complete honesty with his readers. In the first pages he himself informs the reader that his success rate on a good streak would be a 50% close rate. On average you will never reach more than 40%. Sobering. Brutal honesty is a commodity. In a world of sugar coating salesmen there is nothing in this book covered with powdered sugar. The first lesson: reading this book alone will not get you success. You must understand yourself, your deficiencies, and most importantly you must enter the trenches. There is no such thing as an arm chair Lothario.
Next review is from Danger & Play:
He gives you a mental paradigm that conquers approach anxiety. He gives you solid stock material to say. You won’t need to creatively come up with a clever line. Everything you need to say to open the pretty girl in line behind you is already programmed in your head.
I’ll admit I laughed at first when he recommended emulating conversations with elderly people. “Really? That’s part of your game model?” Well guess what, it works. I should have taken a page out of my own book in the past, because even for me it was those casual, seemingly innocent conversations that truly led somewhere.
Next review is by Freedom 25:
At a first glance though, it doesn’t seem subtle at all. It actually feels suspiciously easy. There are no complex routines. There is no elaborate hierarchy of the stages of attraction. There is very little to memorize. The book itself is full of examples of successful daytime approaches, but they are presented as exactly that – examples, rather than gospel to commit to memory and regurgitate. Instead, Day Bang suggests men take a more natural, relaxed, and less eager-to-impress attitude towards day game.
Finally, we got a review by Bronan the Barbarian:
Roosh’s writing skips the PUA nerdfest. It’s easily readable, relatable and often pretty damn hilarious. Roosh frequently interjects his trademark dry humor, keeping the reader engaged throughout. Potential game scenarios, diagrams of optimal game locations, common mistakes and useful openers give the reader a complete day game manual from start to finish. Another bonus – Day Bang’s methods work to increase value in any conversational situation as Roosh adapts many proven sales tactics to the social realm. In fact, my only criticism of the book is that its examples are geared toward densely populated urban/suburban areas – if you’re in a smaller city with fewer targets, you’ll need to get creative and use the information and concepts to create your own openers.
I know there will be tons of questions from guys who start applying Day Bang’s techniques, so I went ahead and set up a free Day Bang Support Forum. Check out the FAQ, post your question, and hang tight for an answer by yours truly. With the addition of a dedicated forum, I hope to make this the tightest day game model the world has ever seen.Tweet Follow @rooshv
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Awesome news Roosh, congrats
The close rate of 40% seems suspiciously high. However, my reference point is daygame on the campus of a ginormous public university, where I’ve had the luxury of approaching women 8 and up exclusively. Most of those really hot chicks seem to have boyfriends. I haven’t even tried opening 6s and 7s (and in this situation, really, why would I?), but my guess is that the close rate goes way, way down when you just go after the really good looking girls. Down to about the 5-10% range.
Anybody else have any similar experiences?
I have started to read it, it’s solid.
I would already recomend it to anyone that wants to swoop girls during the day.
Congratulations Uncle Roosh.
Day Bang is like giving eyes to a blind man.
Or nuts to a Eunuch.
“However, my reference point is daygame on the campus of a ginormous public university, where I’ve had the luxury of approaching women 8 and up exclusively. ”
On Campus guys are behaving politcorrectly. Not breaking any rules, or ever tell their (punishable) opinions. Girls will consequently feel themselves as princesses when they enter the campus.
i bought the book just now on amazon. day bang and dead bat in paraguay.
I spend more than $40 at the clubs, heck, why not help you out.
3/4 of the way through, very impressed and pleased with the purchase. I will post a full review when done, thanks for the support forum and congratulations on the sales.
40% is the absolute ceiling, and will not be attainable for many guys even with a couple years of practice. However, within a couple months, 15% close rate (1 out of 7 approaches) is attainable. Some guys with existing game will have that right off the bat.
I’ve only finished the first chapter, but it’s very solid. I like being cocky so it’ll be tough to be a little more toned down for day approaches.
Just curious, why does my copy have a yellow stripe down the front cover? I bought it from Amazon on release day, so I don’t think it’s a leftover review copy or anything. Obviously not problem or anything, but I’m just curious.
[Roosh: Sounds like a production error, for I haven't heard anyone else with the problem. If you contact Amazon they should be willing to exchange it.]
Just out of curiosity, any idea what your next book might be about?
Fascinating post by an non-Westerner on male/female relations in the U.S.:
The Insecurity of the Western Male and the Patriarchy
“What you are about to read is a rare look into how the West and it’s culture is perceived by an Arab, who has lived and travelled all over the world and is a keen observer of society and people.
Meeting Westerners, one of the things I noticed was how insecure and de-masculinized they seemed to me; compared to myself and the male-dominated, testosterone-driven culture of my land.
Western men seemed fragile somehow, unsure of themselves and their worth, the vast majority of them. Some put on fake personas, some overcompensated … none quite had the quiet confidence that people from our culture possess.On the internet, most Americans seemed to act like little bitches, little girls brought up in a Feminist perversion of nature.
I now understand why; after observing the complex dynamics of U.S. and Western society.”
600 copies in 3 days!!!! Well done Rooshie!!!
ill be getting it soon cant wait