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?
In fact, Neil Strauss’ first method, known as Annihilation Method, was taught to five men in Strauss home over a long weekend in 2005.
This approach flies right in the face of the methods of men like Ross Jeffries or Doc Love, men who make their material highly available, even leaking large portions of it for free to men who know how to run a search engine.
His “Annihilation Method” is notoriously secretive, with forums and discussion groups about AM (as it is known) closed for public perusal for the most part.
Neil Strauss encourages men to “get out and participate” as a first step – this does seem to be more sensible than the baptism by fire methods of his counterparts.
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.In this book, Strauss relates advice and information on seduction in yet another unique way – by telling stories.Often humorous, often scary, always dirty and usually featuring more than its share of braggadocio, the book was on the top of every bestseller list in the country, including Amazon.com, for months.The “villains” of Strauss’ works are usually men from the seduction community known as “Tyler Durden” (the nemesis of Ross Jeffries and other pickup artist bigwigs) and “Papa”.These two, known for their own seduction method known as, have clashed publicly and privately with Jeffries and Strauss over issues related to seduction.Neil Strauss, while more mysterious than others in the seduction scene, is not much different from the famous names in seduction theory.