The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships

4.2 avg rating
( 2,894 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060898762: The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships

This is not a journey that was undertaken for journalistic purposes. It is a painfully honest account of a life crisis that was forced on me by my own behavior and its consequences.

"As such, it requires sharing a lot of things I'm not proud of—and a few things I feel like I should regret a whole lot more than I actually do. Because, unfortunately, I am not the hero in this tale. I am the villain."

So begins Neil Strauss's long-awaited follow-up to The Game, the funny and slyly instructive work of immersive journalism that jump-started the international "seduction community" and made Strauss a household name—revered or notorious—among single men and women alike.

In The Truth, Strauss takes on his greatest challenge yet: Relationships. And in this wild and highly entertaining ride, he explores the questions that men and women are asking themselves every day:

  • Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life?
  • Do alternatives to monogamy lead to better relationships and greater happiness?
  • What draws us to the partners we choose?
  • Can we keep passion and romance from fading over time?

His quest for answers takes him from Viagra-laden free-love orgies to sex addiction clinics, from cutting-edge science labs to modern-day harems, and, most terrifying of all, to his own mother.

What he discovered changed everything he knew about love, sex, relationships, and, ultimately, himself.

Searingly honest and compulsively readable, The Truth just may have the same effect on you.

If The Game taught you how to meet members of the opposite sex, The Truth will teach you how to keep them.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game, Rules of the Game, Emergency, and Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead. He is also the co-author of three other New York Times bestsellers - Jenna Jameson's How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Mötley Crüe's The Dirt and Marilyn Manson's The Long Hard Road out of Hell. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles.

Review:

“The guy who wrote The Game and lived The Game searches for love and learns that it’s way, way harder. And funnier.” (Joel Stein, Time magazine)

“A brutally honest and emotionally exhaustive account of his search for sexual freedom...Yes, there are orgies and swinger parties, but there are also far more intense discussions about the meaning of intimacy and the underlying causes of sexual behavior.” (Booklist)

“[Strauss] charms us with confessions of his screwed-up childhood and the many idiotic beliefs and mistakes that have plagued him, then upsells us on the notion that we can be masters of the universe-and he can teach us how. Color me seduced.” (Laura Miller, Slate)

The Truth is fantastic...In the course of exorcising his pickup artist demons, Strauss learns and exposes the barriers to intimacy that so many of us are carrying around. If you’ve struggled with monogamy, or loved someone who has, this book is revelatory.” (Chicago Tribune)

“The epiphanies revealed are simultaneously incredibly obvious and richly profound... I want you to read this book. I want your partners to read this book. More than that, I want you to think critically about what it says about you and the world around you and your romantic relationships.” (Grantland)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Neil Strauss
ISBN 10: 0060898763 ISBN 13: 9780060898762
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800608987620000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Neil Strauss
Published by Dey Street Books
ISBN 10: 0060898763 ISBN 13: 9780060898762
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dey Street Books. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780060898762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Strauss, Neil
ISBN 10: 0060898763 ISBN 13: 9780060898762
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780060898762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Strauss, Neil
Published by Dey Street Books
ISBN 10: 0060898763 ISBN 13: 9780060898762
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dey Street Books. IMITATION LEATHER. Book Condition: New. 0060898763 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132267806

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Strauss, Neil
ISBN 10: 0060898763 ISBN 13: 9780060898762
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: HarperCollins US | An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships | This is not a journey that was undertaken for journalistic purposes. It is a painfully honest account of a life crisis that was forced on me by my own behavior and its consequences."As such, it requires sharing a lot of things I'm not proud of-and a few things I feel like I should regret a whole lot more than I actually do. Because, unfortunately, I am not the hero in this tale. I am the villain."So begins Neil Strauss's long-awaited follow-up to The Game , the funny and slyly instructive work of immersive journalism that jump-started the international "seduction community" and made Strauss a household name-revered or notorious-among single men and women alike.In The Truth , Strauss takes on his greatest challenge yet: Relationships. And in this wild and highly entertaining ride, he explores the questions that men and women are asking themselves every day:Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life?Do alternatives to monogamy lead to better relationships and greater happiness?What draws us to the partners we choose?Can we keep passion and romance from fading over time? His quest for answers takes him from Viagra-laden free-love orgies to sex addiction clinics, from cutting-edge science labs to modern-day harems, and, most terrifying of all, to his own mother.What he discovered changed everything he knew about love, sex, relationships, and, ultimately, himself.Searingly honest and compulsively readable, The Truth just may have the same effect on you.If The Game taught you how to meet members of the opposite sex, The Truth will teach you how to keep them. | Format: Hardback | Language/Sprache: english | 670 gr | 240x165x32 mm | 448 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9780060898762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Strauss, Neil
ISBN 10: 0060898763 ISBN 13: 9780060898762
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780060898762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Strauss, Neil
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060898763 ISBN 13: 9780060898762
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060898763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.69
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Strauss, Neil
ISBN 10: 0060898763 ISBN 13: 9780060898762
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9035210

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Neil Strauss
Published by Dey Street Books, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0060898763 ISBN 13: 9780060898762
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dey Street Books, United States, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is not a journey that was undertaken for journalistic purposes. It is a painfully honest account of a life crisis that was forced on me by my own behavior and its consequences. As such, it requires sharing a lot of things I m not proud of--and a few things I feel like I should regret a whole lot more than I actually do. Because, unfortunately, I am not the hero in this tale. I am the villain. So begins Neil Strauss s long-awaited follow-up to The Game, the funny and slyly instructive work of immersive journalism that jump-started the international seduction community and made Strauss a household name--revered or notorious--among single men and women alike. In The Truth, Strauss takes on his greatest challenge yet: Relationships. And in this wild and highly entertaining ride, he explores the questions that men and women are asking themselves every day: Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life? Do alternatives to monogamy lead to better relationships and greater happiness? What draws us to the partners we choose? Can we keep passion and romance from fading over time?His quest for answers takes him from Viagra-laden free-love orgies to sex addiction clinics, from cutting-edge science labs to modern-day harems, and, most terrifying of all, to his own mother. What he discovered changed everything he knew about love, sex, relationships, and, ultimately, himself. Searingly honest and compulsively readable, The Truth just may have the same effect on you. If The Game taught you how to meet members of the opposite sex, The Truth will teach you how to keep them. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060898762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Neil Strauss
Published by Dey Street Books, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0060898763 ISBN 13: 9780060898762
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dey Street Books, United States, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is not a journey that was undertaken for journalistic purposes. It is a painfully honest account of a life crisis that was forced on me by my own behavior and its consequences. As such, it requires sharing a lot of things I m not proud of--and a few things I feel like I should regret a whole lot more than I actually do. Because, unfortunately, I am not the hero in this tale. I am the villain. So begins Neil Strauss s long-awaited follow-up to The Game, the funny and slyly instructive work of immersive journalism that jump-started the international seduction community and made Strauss a household name--revered or notorious--among single men and women alike. In The Truth, Strauss takes on his greatest challenge yet: Relationships. And in this wild and highly entertaining ride, he explores the questions that men and women are asking themselves every day: Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life? Do alternatives to monogamy lead to better relationships and greater happiness? What draws us to the partners we choose? Can we keep passion and romance from fading over time?His quest for answers takes him from Viagra-laden free-love orgies to sex addiction clinics, from cutting-edge science labs to modern-day harems, and, most terrifying of all, to his own mother. What he discovered changed everything he knew about love, sex, relationships, and, ultimately, himself. Searingly honest and compulsively readable, The Truth just may have the same effect on you. If The Game taught you how to meet members of the opposite sex, The Truth will teach you how to keep them. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060898762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book