- Tapa dura: 448 páginas
- Editor: Canongate Books; Edición: Main (15 de enero de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1782110941
- ISBN-13: 978-1782110941
- Valoración media de los clientes: 2 opiniones de clientes
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Game Over? (Inglés) Tapa dura – 15 ene 2015
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The guy who wrote The Game and lived The Game searches for love and learns that it's way, way harder. And funnier * * Time * * [Strauss] charms us with confessions of his screwed-up childhood and the many idiotic beliefs and mistakes that have plagued him, then upsells us on the notion that we can be masters of the universe-and he can teach us how. Colour me seduced -- Laura Miller * * Slate * * The Truth is fantastic . . . In the course of exorcising his pickup artist demons, Strauss learns and exposes the barriers to intimacy that so many of us are carrying around. If you've struggled with monogamy, or loved someone who has, this book is revelatory * * Chicago Tribune * * Maybe this man can teach me something after all -- Suzy Greaves * * Psychologies * * Pick-up pro Neil Strauss follows The Game with a new take on love and lust . . . Might make you think twice before you right swipe, have your head turned or attempt to talk your girlfriend into a threesome * * GQ * * Praise for The Game: 'A narrative of daredevil sexuality * * Guardian * * Loving it! * * Elle Magazine * * Touching and witty * * Time Out * * The funniest book I have read this year -- Tony Parsons
Reseña del editor
NO MORE GAMES. IT'S TIME FOR THE TRUTH 'Unfortunately, I am not the hero in this tale. I am the villain.' DO YOU BELIEVE IN MONOGAMY? Neil Strauss didn't. The New York Times journalist made a name for himself advocating freedom, sex and opportunity as author of The Game -- with intimacy and long-term commitment taking a back seat. That is, until he met the woman who forced him to ask the questions that men and women are asking themselves every day: - Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life? - Do alternatives to monogamy lead to better relationships and greater happiness? - Can you keep passion and romance from fading over time? Strauss set out on a quest for answers. It took him from Viagra-laden free-love orgies to sex addiction clinics, from cutting-edge science labs to modern-day harems, and, most terrifying of all, to his own mother and his family's secrets. What he discovered changed everything he knew about love, sex, relationships and, ultimately, himself. The Truth may have the same effect on you.Ver Descripción del producto
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Trauma and shame are at the center of this sometimes lurid story. We laugh at and hurt with Strauss as he explores relationship configurations that he hopes will meet his idealistic expectations, and questions those expectations as he confronts the shame resulting from his trauma.
Just as Strauss at one point realizes that he doesn't feel THAT much guilt about his transgressions, I feel just a bit of hesitation as I type, "This is a fun book to read!" Props to Strauss for focusing on The Truth as we all confront a reality of an aging marital constitution associated with a 50% divorce rate according to some and possibly a similar rate of infidelity. In pursuing the truth, Strauss reveals elements about his life and thinking that are disturbing, and sometimes familiar to many of us. Where he deviates from the decisions most of us make is in his courageous and accidentally self-sacrificing action. We can learn from his mistakes and at least vicariously enjoy his successes.
A few quotes that I want to share:
* "In the pages that follow, I attempt to solve a much tougher life dilemma: What should I do after she likes me back?"
* They don’t care about you. These are hurt and abused women. And you’re reenacting their childhood trauma."
* "90 percent of sex addicts entering treatment are men because guys tend to act out, while roughly 90 percent of people with eating disorders are women because they tend to act in."
* It’s people with compulsive behaviors who change the world."
* "[...] trauma compromises the brain area that communicates the physical, embodied feeling of being alive" (from a book The Truth inspired me to read, "The Body Keeps The Score" by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.). Strauss breaks rules so including this quote feels appropriate enough. I read in Strauss's writing, and Esther Perel's more explicitly, that people often cheat to feel more alive.
Finally, thank you Neil for including "An Incomplete Guide to Love for the Incomplete Man".
More accurately, it helped me realize that I was already a lot more messed up than I'm comfortable admitting.
I never read his earlier Pickup books, and lived a life that's nothing like a sex addict's, so when this came recommended from some people I respect, I wondered if there was anything in it for me.
The Truth is an insanely vulnerable, honest, and introspective dive into what it's like to be a broken, traumatized person, and the paths that wind both forward and backward on the way to self improvement and self acceptance. And they're a meditation on why that impossible seeming journey might actually be worthwhile.
I got through 450 pages in 3 nights. It was enrapturing. Through the author's brave confrontations of the seemingly cliche origins of his misbehaviors (is it REALLY all about childhood and your parents and Freudian tropes? Yep!), I followed a similar path to some of my own unpleasant truths, that were very different in origin, and yet so similarly damaging. The honesty with which he embraced his hard truths helped me to stop being dismissive of my own.
Sometimes someone tells you something you don't want to hear, but that you undeniably need to. This is one of those times.
The Truth is intriguing, funny, heartfelt, sometimes annoying and whiny, sometimes makes you want to go up to the author and smack him upside his bald head, and other times you root for him, empathize, and sympathize. And truthfully, you want the happy ending. It is a roller coaster ride of monogamy, psychotherapy, various alternative relationships, orgies, and harems. The author has the writing ability to take you on a journey with him as he bares the entirely human side of him, flaws and all. He is not always like-able but you stick around to see what happens to him. And sprinkled throughout the book are some interesting situations that you wouldn't otherwise witness, some thought provoking questions, and bits and pieces about attachment theory and psychotherapy that the reader can think about and look into while reading this book.
The author has a simplistic style of writing and it is an enjoyable book to read. However, there are times his self-deprecating humor goes too far and it can become self-loathing. He sometimes put himself in situations that are obviously bad and selfish but he does it anyway, other times he's this awkward guy that starts to annoy you, or he whines and self loathes for pages and you just want to swiftly kick his behind. Then you realize, this is a book about one man's journey in figuring himself out and what type of relationship he wants to have in his life so he's not going to get his poop together until he figures some things out. Along the (mis)adventures of Neil Strauss, you do get some laugh out loud moments, some eye opening moments, and some thought provoking moments. I never thought I would say this but I would recommend reading this book.