The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil StraussThe Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil Strauss

The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships

byNeil Strauss

Hardcover | October 13, 2015

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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.

Neil Strauss is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersThe Game, Rules of the Game, Emergency,andEveryone Loves You When You’re Dead. He is also the co-author of three otherNew York Timesbestsellers - Jenna Jameson'sHow to Make Love Like a Porn Star,Mötley Crüe'sThe Dirtand Marilyn Manson'sThe Long Hard Road out of Hell. A writer fo...
Title:The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About RelationshipsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.37 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060898763

ISBN - 13:9780060898762

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Definite Read I received this book as a gift and had finished reading it in three days. It's brutally honest, authentic, tragic, and heart-warming all at the same time. This is the first of Strauss' book that I've read and I really enjoyed it. There's definitely a level of maturity needed to read a book like this but it does make you think - sometimes about thing you'd rather be left alone - and I would recommend it to almost anyone.
Date published: 2015-12-27

Editorial Reviews

“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.”