Release of Bang Second Edition (With Text Messaging Guide)

I have updated Bang with two new sections: Going Out Alone and Text Message Communication. If you bought the book in the past six weeks then you already have the new edition (it contains 155 pages instead of 139 and has “Roosh V” on the cover).

Text Messaging Game

I started writing Bang in 2006, around the time when text messaging was barely on the radar. I completely missed the boat on this technology, and actually called it a “waste of time.” Things change, and starting in 2009 I noticed that I rarely called girls anymore. The reason was because text messaging got better response rates than calling girls on the phone. For Western girls I now recommend that you set dates by text message instead of calling. We’ve arrived at the point where calling girls is a nostalgic, chivalrous act that will hurt more than help because it shows too much interest. Personally I’m surprised how quickly this shift occurred.

At the end of 2009, I started writing my text messaging guide. It’s not too long, at only 3,000 words, but I include everything you need to know about text up to the bang. It contains:

  • My detailed strategy that shows you word-for-word how to get dates in the shortest amount of time possible. All you have to do is plug and chug.
  • The one text messaging mistake most guys make that kill the tension and lessen the chance a girl will go out with them.
  • A method for regulating your text response times so she won’t perceive you as needy, desperate, or too available.
  • Discussion of the “restart text” technique, which get things going again with girls who have been acting distant or busy.
  • My flake-defense move that prevents you from getting stood up when you schedule a date a few days in advance.

The second major update to Bang was the addition of a post I made earlier this year: Definitive Guide To Going Out Alone (a.k.a. Flying Solo). Because I receive a lot of emails from guys who have trouble finding wingmen well-versed in game, I felt that including the guide was important for the book.

Timeless Classic?

I was hesitant to crack open the first edition of Bang and begin revising. I was a little nervous that a lot of the information would be obsolete and I’d have to practically write a new book. Of course that wasn’t the case. Besides the phone/text issue and a handful of grammatical changes, the game that my book is based on hasn’t changed. You still need to tease a girl and be cocky, aloof, and interesting. You still need to be a challenge. “The Vibe” that I describe over several pages is still the optimal attitude you want to have when gaming girls. The steps you need to perform in getting a girl to the bedroom and removing her clothes is still the optimized technique in getting a notch. The main concepts in Bang are ones that I use today, and I don’t see them changing anytime soon unless new technology is invented or some sort of revolution occurs. In that case I’ll be on top of it to suggest new adjustments.

I still believe that Bang continues to be the best all-around resource you need to learn game. It touches on everything from internal game to meeting girls to sealing the deal, and even for things I don’t go in-depth on, I give enough information where just a little work and creativity on your part will help find an effective solution. With the addition of my newsletter and blog to supplement the book, I think I provide around 80% of what a Western man needs to know how to get laid successfully in today’s culture. That’s my job and that’s what I’ll continue to do.

Here’s a recent review of the first edition of Bang:

If Mystery writes like he’s trying to teach Rain Man how to pick up chicks, Roosh writes like he’s teaching average men to pick up. Mystery’s structure is still something you should learn, but Roosh’s lessons in Bang will probably stick in your mind better. Everything that Roosh writes can be fit into the Mystery Method, but it flows more naturally in Bang and is more enjoyable to read. I know Roosh’s advice works, because I’ve figured out many of these things on my own through trial and error. I’ve relied on strong inner game and knowledge of Mystery’s structure to keep me going but have developed the practical aspects of game with little reference to the work of others. Bang could have saved me a year and a half of work if I had purchased it sooner.

The entire review breaks down every chapter.

New Reading Formats

Bang is now available in four formats:

  • Paperback (via Amazon)
  • Amazon Kindle – instant download
  • eBook PDF format – instant download
  • eBook ePUB format (for e-readers and iPhones/iPad) – instant download

Every eBook order includes both PDF and ePUB formats within the download package.

Click here to read sample pages that reflect the newer edition. If you like what you see, head over to the order page.

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outlaw josey wales
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roosh,

If I bought the first edition, is it possible to get the second edition for free in iPhone format? If so, how?

The Rookie
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text messaging guide is a must.

The Rookie’s last blog post: Rook’s Books, Vol. 1.

klasik
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You don’t even have to offer it free. You could sell an “upgrade” with the extra chapters for a couple bucks.

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Good god, we fail at reading comprehension.

Carl Sagan
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I own a hardcopy of Bang. Solid book.

Interested in reading about text messaging game.

Culdcept
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Wow, awesome timing! I’ve had a physical copy of Bang for about a year and was just about to buy the Kindle edition since I got a Kindle last week. Now I get to buy the updated one.

I’ve been looking forward to a text messaging guide for a while now since I suck at it.

Culdcept’s last blog post: Selling Yourself.

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ima buy this for kindle i just ordered . . . where do u recommned i order so u get the most out of it?

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A request: One of these days could you write a post about your life as an entrepreneur? One of the reasons I follow this blog is to see if you can ever achieve the holy trinity of women/health insurance/not having to work a real job.

You inspire me.

Willy Wonka
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Good shit. I got the physical copy of Bang, and have been subscribed to the newsletter for almost a year now, so I’m definitely looking forward to the text guide.

I’ve been back and forth all year on texting vs. calling chicks, but lately have pretty much settled on just texting – it’s easier, takes less effort, gets more responses, seems less needy and generally most girls seem to prefer it these days…

A text guide from Roosh would be a good look. My text game is still pretty hit or miss sometimes.

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thanks for putting the update in the newsletter.

Bang is the amongst the strongest of this type of material that i’ve read.. maybe the best considering the price.

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For anyone who has been following Roosh’s blog but has yet to purchase the book, it’s easily the best $20 investment that you can make towards improving your game. Magnitudes more pragmatic and useful than any other guru out there… highly, highly recommended.

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Why the hell isn’t the book free?

Klasik
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Because Roosh has to eat.

Solo
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I coulda used this a year ago LOL

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Roosh, how do you keep people from putting your books up on pirabay or some shit like that?
Perhaps they would feel bad about screwing the little guy vs. screwing some rich Hollywood studio, seeing that most latest movies can be downloaded from there?

Carl Sagan
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read the guide.

Good stuff. It’s very straightforward.

Samsaraindo
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Yo I read the text message guide and I think it will help me.

One thing I wonder though, is how applicable is it to numbers you got on the fly?

Lets say you meet a girl while going shopping or at the bus stop, where u didnt have much time to connect with her (maybe 5-10 minutes or so).

In that instance, do you still advocate not communicating much besides scheduling the date?

Or is your text message guide more applicable to a number you got from a long interaction (say at a bar)?

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