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Game Over
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出版社: HarperCollins
2014-06
ISBN: 9780060898762
定价: 273.50
装帧: 精装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 400页
正文语种: 英语
  • Mostofusaretold,fromthemomentweareoldenoughtounderstandastory,thatthereisagoldenpathwaitingtotakeussafelythroughthejungleoflife:getagoodjob,fallinlove,getmarried,havechildren,andlivehappilyeverafter.  Itsoundssimpleenough.Yetasaspecies,weseemtohaveanincrediblydifficulttimemakingithappen.So,oneday,Ilookedaroundandsawmyfriendsfrustratedandneglectedintheirmarriages—somebeingunfaithful,otherswhite-knucklingit,manysurrenderingtotheirfate,andafewlivingindenial.AndIsawmyselfstillunmarried,childless,and,inthebiggestdisappointmentofalltomyself,cheating.AndIwonderedifitwaspossibletochangetheodds—andtherules—formyself...  Thestorythatfollows,however,isnotajourneythatwasundertakenbychoiceorforthepurposesofabook.Itisapainfullyhonestaccountofalifecrisisthatwasforcedonmebymyownbehavioranditsconsequences.Andassuch,itrequiressharingalotofthingsI’mnotproudof—andafewthingsIfeellikeIshouldregretawholelotmorethanIactuallydo.Because,unfortunately,Iamnottheherointhistale.Iamthevillain.  NeilStraussbecamefamoustomillionsaroundtheworldastheauthorofTheGame,afunnyandslylyinstructiveaccountofhowhetransformedhimselffromascrawny,insecurenerdintotheultra-confident,ultra-successful“pickupartist”knownasStyle.Thebookjump-startedtheinternational“seductioncommunity,”andmadeStraussahouseholdname—reveredornotorious—amongsinglemenandwomenalike.  ButtheexperienceofwritingTheGamealsotransformedStraussintoamanwhocouldhavewhateverymanwants:theabilitytodate—and/orhavecasualsexwith—almosteverywomanhemet.Theresultswereheady,tobesure.Buttheyalsoconditionedhimtoviewtheworldasakindofconstantparadeofwomen,sex,andopportunity—withintimacyandlong-termcommitmenttakingabackseat.Thatis,untilhemetthewomanwhoforcedhimtochoosebetweenherselfandtheparade.Thechoicewasnotonlydifficult,itwaswrenching.Itforcedhimdeepintohispast,toconfrontnotonlythemoraldimensionsofhispickuplifestyle,butalsoawrenchingmysteryinhischildhoodthatshapedthemanthathebecame.Itsenthimintoextremesofbehaviorthatexposedjusthowconflictedhislifehadbecome.Anditmadehimquestioneverythingheknewabouthimself,andaboutthewaymenandwomenlivewithandwithouteachother.  Hewouldneverbethesameagain.  Searinglyhonest,compulsivelyreadable,thisnewbookmayhavethesame NeilStraussistheauthoroftheNewYorkTimesbestsellersTheGame,RulesoftheGame,Emergency,andEveryoneLovesYouWhenYou’reDead.Heisalsotheco-authoroffourpreviousbestsellers:HowtoMakeLoveLikeaPornStar(withJennaJameson),TheDirt(withM?tleyCrüe),Don’tTryThisatHome(withDaveNavarro),andTheLongHardRoadOutofHell(withMarilynManson).AwriterforRollingStone,StrausslivesinLosAngeles,
  • 内容简介:
    Mostofusaretold,fromthemomentweareoldenoughtounderstandastory,thatthereisagoldenpathwaitingtotakeussafelythroughthejungleoflife:getagoodjob,fallinlove,getmarried,havechildren,andlivehappilyeverafter.  Itsoundssimpleenough.Yetasaspecies,weseemtohaveanincrediblydifficulttimemakingithappen.So,oneday,Ilookedaroundandsawmyfriendsfrustratedandneglectedintheirmarriages—somebeingunfaithful,otherswhite-knucklingit,manysurrenderingtotheirfate,andafewlivingindenial.AndIsawmyselfstillunmarried,childless,and,inthebiggestdisappointmentofalltomyself,cheating.AndIwonderedifitwaspossibletochangetheodds—andtherules—formyself...  Thestorythatfollows,however,isnotajourneythatwasundertakenbychoiceorforthepurposesofabook.Itisapainfullyhonestaccountofalifecrisisthatwasforcedonmebymyownbehavioranditsconsequences.Andassuch,itrequiressharingalotofthingsI’mnotproudof—andafewthingsIfeellikeIshouldregretawholelotmorethanIactuallydo.Because,unfortunately,Iamnottheherointhistale.Iamthevillain.  NeilStraussbecamefamoustomillionsaroundtheworldastheauthorofTheGame,afunnyandslylyinstructiveaccountofhowhetransformedhimselffromascrawny,insecurenerdintotheultra-confident,ultra-successful“pickupartist”knownasStyle.Thebookjump-startedtheinternational“seductioncommunity,”andmadeStraussahouseholdname—reveredornotorious—amongsinglemenandwomenalike.  ButtheexperienceofwritingTheGamealsotransformedStraussintoamanwhocouldhavewhateverymanwants:theabilitytodate—and/orhavecasualsexwith—almosteverywomanhemet.Theresultswereheady,tobesure.Buttheyalsoconditionedhimtoviewtheworldasakindofconstantparadeofwomen,sex,andopportunity—withintimacyandlong-termcommitmenttakingabackseat.Thatis,untilhemetthewomanwhoforcedhimtochoosebetweenherselfandtheparade.Thechoicewasnotonlydifficult,itwaswrenching.Itforcedhimdeepintohispast,toconfrontnotonlythemoraldimensionsofhispickuplifestyle,butalsoawrenchingmysteryinhischildhoodthatshapedthemanthathebecame.Itsenthimintoextremesofbehaviorthatexposedjusthowconflictedhislifehadbecome.Anditmadehimquestioneverythingheknewabouthimself,andaboutthewaymenandwomenlivewithandwithouteachother.  Hewouldneverbethesameagain.  Searinglyhonest,compulsivelyreadable,thisnewbookmayhavethesame
  • 作者简介:
    NeilStraussistheauthoroftheNewYorkTimesbestsellersTheGame,RulesoftheGame,Emergency,andEveryoneLovesYouWhenYou’reDead.Heisalsotheco-authoroffourpreviousbestsellers:HowtoMakeLoveLikeaPornStar(withJennaJameson),TheDirt(withM?tleyCrüe),Don’tTryThisatHome(withDaveNavarro),andTheLongHardRoadOutofHell(withMarilynManson).AwriterforRollingStone,StrausslivesinLosAngeles,
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