The dating game novel

When we’re first introduced to Jeffries in The Game, he manages to get the number of a young waitress (he’s in his early forties) by simply talking to her while he’s ordering breakfast.

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To viewers across the country, Rodney seemed like the answer to every woman's dreams.

Until they learned the truth about his once and future crimes...

Hell, even picking groceries and clothes based on what you think a "decent" human being would choose... I wasn't ready for anything except a night spent lying on the couch with a bag of chips, watching TV... I wasn't paying attention when he tried to teach me how to pay taxes or how to run your own company. Sadness, grief, guilt — I went through all those phases, trying to accept the fact that he's gone forever. When I try to sleep, dark thoughts haunt me, showing me the worst moments of my life, revealing endless anxieties and my deepest fears.

Surrounded by people you don't connect with, doing daily tasks that don't seem to fit you. It felt like I was being slapped in the face with reality.

In 1978, Rodney Alcala was a contestant on the "The Dating Game," one of America's most popular television shows at the time.

Handsome, successful, and romantic, he was embraced by the audience—and chosen as the winner by the beautiful bachelorette. At 55 and with a heart attack under his belt, he’s done his time and he’s had his fill. He joined the community in the early 2000s – befriending Jeffries along the way – under the pretence of being a normal guy looking to learn to pick up women.As the father of the seduction community, you should hope so too. By the end of the book, under the persona of 'Style', Strauss has been voted the best pick-up artist in the world by his fellow PUAs.In other words, Jeffries makes a complete stranger besotted with him using years of study, in-field experience and a packet of ketchup. During his talk on seduction at the Soho House Salon, Jeffries teaches and demonstrates his persuasive powers to a mesmerised audience.But it’s hard to tell whether we’re genuinely impressed or if we’re just being persuaded we are.A series of TV appearances and worldwide exposure followed, leading to a surge in the sales of his audio tapes and workshops.