| To clarify right away, this is not a post on how to be a pickup artist. It is instead a review of Jugglers (Wayne Elise) book titled How To Be A Pickup Artist. 'How To Be...' by JugglerJuggler is a veteran of the pickup scene. Long before the release of the above book, Jugglers collected wisdom was available in a book called simply The Juggler Method or Conversational Jujitsu. This was a good one-stop-shop for Jugglers take on seduction practice. It was incidentally put together by a third party (a fan), if I ever knew who I have forgotten. Anyway I mention this because the original book is also for sale from www.charismaarts.com under the title Jugglers Compiled Archives, to avoid any confusion, the book reviewed below is Jugglers 2005 release How To be A Pickup Artist just like it says on the cover of the book.
How To Be A Pickup Artist costs $39.97 as a downloadable eBook as does the original book, or they can be purchased together with a discount. I havent reviewed Jugglers Archives on this site. The style. Juggler is an affable and charming writer and his book is often entertaining. You may know that Juggler penned a chapter in the Neil Strauss book The Game and received much praise for his literary efforts. This book is obviously a far different prospect but its style is still very conversational. What it covers. This is a book on perspectives, in chapters on Your Initial Vibe Genuine Interest Versus Desperate Interest Have A Strong Presence Give Away Your Love and others of that same ilk, Juggler presents the perspectives that give him success with women. It is full of examples of his ideas in practice, but it is not a book of tactics or technique. Jugglers is the most conversational of the main pickup approaches. His style has a great deal to do with having fun. And this is, in a way, much of what you are learning from this book. That pickup is nothing to be scared of, despite the natural anxiety that accompanies actually doing it. One of the book strengths is also one of its biggest flaws. The personal voice which permeates the structure of this book gives it an enjoyable feel . It is nice to read a book that demonstrates the fun of pickup. Most books are much drier in style, but this books conversational style (with the reader and in the examples) cant help but presents itself that you should be like Juggler.
The book ends with extensive examples of the type of thing that Juggler has talked about throughout. You get a scripted dialogue of several pickups that show Juggler method in action. All in all good, and a decent learning tool. For the most part there is something for everyone in any book, CD set or program out there. An appalling thing, maybe, for a critic of seduction method to say. But with the information that is available from the various schools, it is important for a balanced review. Questions all of us ask when we set out to learn seduction are How true are the ideas? How much do the methods reflect the ideas? How practical and applicable are the methods? personally (and importantly) How much did I learn? and many more. Bluntly, no student of seduction goes through seduction manuals like we were trading baseball cards Got, got, got until we find a piece of game we can use or an angle not previously considered.
Summary. Some work on seduction is brand new and innovative, some work is a new perspective on a standard concept we could continue to categorise like this for a while. However, one important category is the standard material on an everyday concept. The core, how to be a pickup artist stuff. This type of material is not unhelpful, it can illuminate the novice (and sometimes the experienced), it just isnt very useful. For the novice you might go through the How To Be A Pickup Artist eBook needing every one of its baseball cards, and be enlightened. Overall, though, theres not a lot here for the seduction student.