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A Compilation Of My Best Writing While I Was Totally Obsessed With Sex
The Best Of Roosh: Volume 1 is a re-mastered compilation of my 90 best blog posts published between August 2006 and January 2013, from a total of 1,742 that were written. They include topics on game, dating, sex, self-improvement, lifestyle, feminism, American culture, and travel.
Here is a sample of 13 titles included in the compilation:
- Two Things That Tight Game Comes Down To
- Anger Is An Aphrodisiac To Women
- The Secret To Meeting Girls
- How To Deal With Crippling Approach Anxiety
- 7 Signs You Should Approach A Girl
- The 9 Immutable Laws Of Pickup
- Warning Signs A Girl Isn't Worth A Relationship
- The Secret To Fast Romance
- It's Better To Have Guts Than Brains
- The United States Of Broken Women
- The Three Components Of Female Beauty
- Feminism Killed The Nice Guy
- How Culture Affects Game
The ideas, advice, and analysis in this 212-page compilation represent both my best and worse: when I used all my energy and intellect to achieve an end (casual sex) that I would later abandon. Nonetheless, this book does share writing that promotes masculinity while rejecting Western society's push to androgynize and marginalize men.
There’s a sense of rage and loss in Roosh’s writing; a kind of social irredentism. Western Man built a civilization which provides more prosperity for more human beings than any method of social organization in the history of the world, but now that man is derided as “boring,” “colorless,” his achievements meaningless in an age where the highest ability a man can possess is the ability to entertain others.
The most important commodity in the world, sexual access, is now governed solely by the societally-irrelevant capacity for clever wordplay. It’s clear from the text that much of Roosh’s disillusionment stems from this simple fact.
To read Roosh’s essays can be depressing. The man is a realist. There is no masculinized version of “having it all.” The men who can live in the public eye and receive society’s respect while exercising their sexuality are limited to a tiny proportion of apex alpha males: sports stars, actors, comedians, artists. Roosh does not pretend to offer that. To even have a coin-flip chance of achieving the bourgeois respectability that was the birthright of our grandfathers involves sacrifice beyond what my generation is willing to bear. Roosh understands this, and regrets it in equal measure. “You did this to me,” he writes. “You are a corrupted and damaged female, and have tried your damnedest to bring me down to your level.”
While I can’t quibble with Roosh’s philosophy, his prose style could use some work. These are blog posts, and though classics like “You Did This To Me,” “Everything I Know About Women,” “What It Feels Like to Be a Hot Girl,” and “I’m Ready to Man Up,” are undeniably worth reading, the blog style wears on you after a while. There isn’t much in the way of humor, either, but that’s okay — I didn’t read it for comedy purposes, or snazzy prose. I read the collection because I wanted to partake in the wisdom of one very cold player indeed.