I haven’t shared any Bang reviews lately. Here’s the first one:
I just finished Bang. loved it. you are one funny motherfucker. there were certain parts that were absolutely laugh-out-loud; I read them aloud to my roommates. I started calling these “Rooshisms.” some examples:
“if the first girl whose number you get you want to impregnate, I guarantee you will bomb spectacularly.”
“…but you will really try to weasel your way inside once you get to her place.”
“get out of my face or I’m gonna knock you out.” LOL!!
“but after a couple times of this you can start to mold her into the slut you’ve always wanted.”
And my personal favorite: “Personally I wouldn’t have sex with a girl who does IV drugs or gets banged in the butt by bisexual men.” I nearly pissed myself on that one.
You have a great writing style. you don’t try to sound stuffy or pretentious or high-fallutin’. you’re honest and unapologetic about your desires, which is why I think it’s so funny when you talk about your ulterior motive being to weasel your way into the girl’s apartment and stuff like that.
I think the thing that makes Bang the best instructional guide to the aspiring player is that it is the best combination of “big picture theory” and examples of lines that actually work. I read The Game (which, in its defense, isn’t really intended to teach you how to run game) and then another book which scientifically broke down all the stages of pick-up from approach to relationships, and I have to say Bang was by far the best use of time spent reading. IMHO, it will set you off and–successfully–running into the game faster than any other material out there.
Here’s another review:
Hey. I just started reading Bang and just wanted to let you know it’s a great book. I don’t cringe when I read it like I do with other books in the genre. Your approach is matter-of-fact and down to earth. Other books, frankly, often appear to be written by douchebags. With your approach one can have actual relationships that are sincere, even if they are just brief hookups or one night stands. You don’t advocate lying, dressing up like a raver from 1992, and memorizing bullshit.
And one last one:
I’ll be honest the book has bumped my notch count a bit, I’m more aggressive in approaching when I used to wait for the women to come to me. What I’ve learned from quizzing various women is that while they think I’m attractive or hot, I look too “nice”, like I am going to buy a woman flowers and kiss her on the cheek after dropping a c note over a bad dinner and not ram their head into the headboard as I’m doing my best fido impersonation.
Props to you for a great book that is an honest approach as opposed to the other really terrible ”pick up artists” books. To be honest, I consider your book to by a psych text which is a good thing.
My second book is coming along. The manuscript is done and my secret editors are editing.
I’m very ready to leave. I will do everything in my power to get out of here by March/April, which means I may have to put finishing touches on the road, something I want to avoid doing since working while traveling is difficult. Without a book to work on there is very little for me to do.Tweet Follow @rooshv
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So where to next? What is your long-term career plan (if any)?
I told you, that bit on AIDS is absolutely hysterical
“long-term career plan”
What’s the 2nd book about?
You should make a book of travel stories.
Why the smiley? You’re closing in on 30 years old. Don’t you have long-term goals?
Wow. 4 comments. What a post.
you headed to Colombia, among other places?
The Rooshism that I found funniest was, “make it clear with who you prefer so the uglier girl is encouraged to take a lap.” That was about picking the girl you like out of a pair. I encourage people to take laps now.
When I am traveling and writing about my experiences on the road never really feels like work to me. But if I have to write about something mundane or drawing up contracts it can be pretty lame, I just remind myself that writing stuff like that pays for my lifestyle. Looking forward to reading your next book.
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Or is that whom?
congrats again on the book and the sales. think you mentioned that you’d sold something like 500 copies. i used lulu.com which you’d mentioned and it was super f’ing easy to do. thanks.
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somebody remind me to pick up a few copies of BANG for christmas gifts…
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