As a music critic, Strauss’ interviews are the stuff of legend.

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.

Occasionally these fights have gotten personal, taking away what little credibility this community had in the eyes of many.

Regardless of what you feel about pickup artists and their community, The Game is a fascinating window into their world.

No one looks down on a man who goes back to ‘school’, do they?

The release of his book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-up Artists is as much of a catalyst in the ongoing feud in the seduction community as any other event.The difference with Strauss is the assumption that he has lived the life he advertises.All the mystery of his Method is mirrored by the mysteries of his life. How did he get Jenna Jameson to open up to a stranger in such detail?Strauss suggests that men will learn their weaknesses and be confident about what they already have right, and are then further prepared to work on “hypnosis” techniques similar to those suggested by Ross Jeffries, or the more mysterious “inner game”.The Annihilation Method suggests hanging out with “natural” guys (guys who do not participate in the pickup artist community) who are “better” than you, for the obvious reasons: you will observe and learn their natural seduction techniques as well as benefit from proximity to more attractive or social guys.This group of students went on to feature some stars of its own, including one student who released the controversial “How to Fuck Strippers” book in 2007.