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drvenom 08-05-2009 06:19 PM

Re: Any good books?
 
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Originally Posted by juang (Post 138352)
I say go read Double Your Dating by David DeAngelo, that way you'll find girls and go out on dates or whatever instead of asking for advice on "good books" in an internet forum.

oh, and if you're a girl...


;-) Hey, my name is juang, how are you?

Are you single, pretty, funny, smart, without kids, and willing to support me financially?

While I agree that some of the stuff that Deangelo and Mystery write about is true, most of the stuff that they write about is simply BS and marketing geared to sucker many for their hard earned money. I've read many of their books and most of them are filled with exaggerations and fallacies; it is amazing how they twist words from real scientific theories to come up with their fallacies. I've also hung out with a few of them and I was not impressed really...most of the time they talked about putting classes together and marketing strategies.

I'll admit that a person with their head screwed on right might be able to weed out the good stuff from the bad and get some useful techniques from their books, but otherwise it is a waste of money. I would much rather recommend something by Neil Strauss, like the game or rules of the game, as these books are less radical and more realistic in their approach to help men meet women.

daffodils 08-05-2009 07:24 PM

Re: Any good books?
 
Anything by Bret Easton Ellis. Start with American Psycho.

If you want EBooks, PM me. I have pretty much anything you can think of.

drvenom 08-05-2009 07:59 PM

Re: Any good books?
 
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Originally Posted by daffodils (Post 138359)
Anything by Bret Easton Ellis. Start with American Psycho.

If you want EBooks, PM me. I have pretty much anything you can think of.

You little pirate! lol j/k do you have k-pax 4?

DreamBaybeh 08-05-2009 08:06 PM

Re: Any good books?
 
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Originally Posted by DreamerGirl717 (Post 138348)
I've been wanting to read that for a while but never got around to doing so. I heard that "Blink", also by Malcolm Gladwell, is a great book too. Both of them are on my list of books to read :).

Blink was great too, but I liked Outliers better. I haven't read The Tipping Point yet, but I think you should read Outliers first if you wanna read some Malcolm Gladwell.

jothesh2 08-05-2009 09:53 PM

Re: Any good books?
 
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Originally Posted by DreamBaybeh (Post 138366)
Blink was great too, but I liked Outliers better. I haven't read The Tipping Point yet, but I think you should read Outliers first if you wanna read some Malcolm Gladwell.

I will do :)
sadly for the circumstance I currently am, it seems im going to have to go to texas for 1 year to work for my friends dad and earn money to go to school.
its ridiculous though cuz i only have to pay $300 for four classes. No one in my house wants to be my co signer for some loan so yeah..kinda suks

so yeah im going to be reading books a lot to waste some time on my free time...

DreamerGirl717 08-05-2009 10:06 PM

Re: Any good books?
 
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Originally Posted by jothesh2 (Post 138372)
so yeah im going to be reading books a lot to waste some time on my free time...

^^ Reading is a great way to kill time. And a it's a good distraction too, especially when you want to get your mind off things. You can never go wrong with reading. :)

juang 08-05-2009 11:58 PM

Re: Any good books?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jothesh2 (Post 138353)
Why did you assume I need help with girls? I don't but thanks anyways. I used to be a man whore. (Yea ! youre not the only one DrVenom lol )

For once, a "man whore" doesn't really get bored (even if he is retied). But that's ok, I was just suggesting something for you to read. I didn't mean to insult you or insinuate something about you. And if you're offended by my suggestion, I sincerely extend an apology.

Quote:

Originally Posted by drvenom (Post 138354)
While I agree that some of the stuff that Deangelo and Mystery write about is true, most of the stuff that they write about is simply BS and marketing geared to sucker many for their hard earned money. I've read many of their books and most of them are filled with exaggerations and fallacies; it is amazing how they twist words from real scientific theories to come up with their fallacies. I've also hung out with a few of them and I was not impressed really...most of the time they talked about putting classes together and marketing strategies.

I'll admit that a person with their head screwed on right might be able to weed out the good stuff from the bad and get some useful techniques from their books, but otherwise it is a waste of money. I would much rather recommend something by Neil Strauss, like the game or rules of the game, as these books are less radical and more realistic in their approach to help men meet women.

I do agree DeAngelo's stuff has been marketed, but I have to say it is as far as you can get from BS. But who knows, maybe you're the type of guy who reads Neil Strauss and has "realistic success" while I read DeAngelo and I get "fantastic success", right? At the end we are both successful and that's all that really matters.

I've only read DeAngelo, and I don't know who Mystery is. However, there's no need to read or even investigate on Mystery's work because I've gotten so much success with DeAngelo's it is pointless now.

Now, lets not fight over the internet because only geeks with no life do so. Let's keep our cool. 8-) And keep on Fishing

jothesh2 08-06-2009 03:05 AM

Re: Any good books?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by juang (Post 138391)
For once, a "man whore" doesn't really get bored (even if he is retied). But that's ok, I was just suggesting something for you to read. I didn't mean to insult you or insinuate something about you. And if you're offended by my suggestion, I sincerely extend an apology.



haha dont be man. :)
I was not insulted. I know you meant no harm.

buckminsterfullerene 08-06-2009 11:48 AM

Re: Any good books?
 
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Originally Posted by dreamerhippie (Post 138343)
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn is immensely thought provoking. also, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair actually managed to change law here in the US. Both books are personal favorites. =]

the jungle has been in my dusty list of books to read for a long time.

another book on there was freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, was just not able to get it because it was always checked out from the library.

A lot of libraries are turning digital, you might be able to find some ebooks through them. Some even have movies and audiobooks to load, they are really starting to cater to lazy people lol.

You might also consider getting a magazine subscription in an area of your interest, could be beneficial for your future career as well.

earthling 08-07-2009 03:00 AM

Re: Any good books?
 
Here are some books I have enjoyed:
Fight Club
Survivor
Invisible Monsters
-Any Chuck Palahniuk book is really a worthwhile read
-David Sedaris is a pretty funny author, Me Talk Pretty One Day is one of my favorites
-Hot, Flat and Crowded by Friedman is on my radar to read next

That's all I can think of at the top of my head for now....
Happy Reading!:-)


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