The Pickup Artist: The New and Improved Art of Seduction. The continuing adventures–and teachings–of the world’s greatest pickup artist hits bookstores just in time for Valentine’s day 2010.
Coming off the success of his first bestselling book, The Mystery Method, Mystery once again teams up with writer Chris Odom to “impart some pearls of wisdom,” and this time, he has quite a story to tell.
Just as his VH1 reality show The Pickup Artist is about to debut in the United States, Mystery and his crew have withdrawn to their gorgeous Miami mansion to get into shape and plot their next move. A one-on-one student, Adam, comes to stay at the house and get his every question answered.
As a kaleidoscope of crazy characters enlivens the scene, Mystery begins to draw Adam deeper and deeper into his world, where he witnesses firsthand the pitfalls of the pickup artist lifestyle, and gains an intimate portrait of Mystery’s ideas and struggles. Eventually Adam must decide whether the powers of the game are worth the surreal lifestyle that comes along with it.
As the book progresses, Mystery and his partners, Lovedrop and Matador, travel from the sands of South Beach to the strip clubs of Las Vegas, criss-crossing the country to teach their seminars on pickup and seduction. They party in the Hollywood Hills, set up their own Pleasure Bubble, and taste the high life among the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan. Along the way, Mystery reveals the next level of game theory and technique, designed to catapult timid and insecure men into a world of confidence, attractiveness, and all-around success with women.
Mystery serves another rich helping of knowledge this go-around, for those readers seeking his techniques. When it comes time for him to reveal the secrets of physical escalation (touching, kissing, ‘making a move’) he says,
“Physical escalation is actually quite easy. Just read along with me, and I will show you how. Just do what I say and it will work. Don’t worry, it’s easy, and the moves I’m going to teach you will not get you rejected. Trust me, it’s fun and you can stop anytime. Now, let’s get right into it…”
With all the good advice in this book, Valentine’s day is sure to be just a little less lonely this year. We didn’t know it could be so easy, Mystery. Thanks for all the good work.