Unlike many of his counterparts in the “seduction community”, writer Neil Strauss has a career outside of men’s advice.
In fact, most of Strauss’ method which has been made public appears to skirt the line between a basic understanding of social psychology (“celebrities have routines to attract and deflect women akin to those found in the seduction community” – no kidding) and a New Age emphasis on basic hypnosis and the power of language.
Not Strauss – after this extremely selective seminar, Strauss’ method was released to a larger audience.
The exact number is unknown, but Strauss offered to sell his method to the first “375” men to appear at his website to place an order.
Moving away from this philosophy only slightly, Strauss has opened what he calls “The first online school for self-improvement and attraction”, though it is easy to imagine this “school” as just the next step for pickup artists and their students – why not gather all of your “method” teachings into easy-to-disseminate lectures and packages so that men don’t mind paying “tuition” to learn from you.
And packaging this material as a ‘school’ is an equally sneaky way to convince men that this information is valuable and necessary.
Strauss once climbed into bed with Jewel during an interview, and the myths surrounding his alleged kidnapping by Courtney Love (one version of the story claims she stabbed and drugged him) are dirty enough to be withdrawn from this article.